[Patch] "strace ./app.exe" probably runs application from /bin

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Sat Jun 2 14:51:00 GMT 2007

Running an application with strace from current directory may not work 
as expected.
The "./" is not passed to CreateProcess() and the default app search 
rules apply
(1. strace.exe directory,  2. cwd, ..., 6. PATH)

Therefore, an old version of the same app already installed in /bin may 
be run instead.


$ cd /tmp

$ cp /bin/date.exe ./uname.exe

$ date
Sat Jun  2 16:34:23     2007

$ uname

$ ./uname
Sat Jun  2 16:34:24     2007

$ strace -o nul ./uname


$ strace -o nul ././uname
Sat Jun  2 16:34:25     2007

The attached patch should fix this.

2007-06-02  Christian Franke <franke@computer.org>

	* strace.cc (create_child): Don't remove current directory
	from application path.


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