PATCH: Fix resource leak in

Christopher Faylor
Sat Mar 31 00:08:00 GMT 2007

Hi Mark,
On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 03:42:26PM -0700, Mark Mitchell wrote:
>Mark Mitchell wrote:
>> The cygpath utility calls FindFirstFile, but never calls FindClose.  As
>> a result, in leaks search handles.  When you're using it for just one
>> file, that's not a big deal, but if you feed it enough files, it gets
>> unhappy.  Also, if you've got a long running cygpath in one window, you
>> can't do file renames in named directories in another because cygpath
>> still has the handles open.
>> Here's a patch.  I don't claim to have tested this in any comprehensive
>> way, but I've played with it, and it fixes the problems I've been seeing.
>> Hope this helps,
>Bleck!  My first posting on this list, and I rudely attached the wrong
>file.  I'm very sorry.

Heh.  How dare you?  :-)

>Here's the right one.
>2007-03-30  Mark Mitchell  <>
>	* utils/ (get_long_path_name_w32impl): Close handles
>	returned by FindFirstFile.

Thanks for fixing this embarrassing bug.

I've applied the patch.


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