[PATCH] Cygwin: fchmodat: add limited support for AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jan 27 12:40:54 GMT 2021


On Jan 26 16:30, Ken Brown via Cygwin-patches wrote:
> Allow fchmodat with the AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flag to succeed on
> non-symlinks.  Previously it always failed, as it does on Linux.  But
> POSIX permits it to succeed on non-symlinks even if it fails on
> symlinks.
> 
> The reason for following POSIX rather than Linux is to make gnulib
> report that fchmodat works on Cygwin.  This improves the efficiency of
> packages like GNU tar that use gnulib's fchmodat module.  Previously
> such packages would use a gnulib replacement for fchmodat on Cygwin.

Wait, what?  So if Cygwin behaves like Linux, gnulib treats fchmodat
as non-working?  So what does gnulib do on a Linux system?  Does it
use its own fchmodat there, too?

Puzzled,
Corinna


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