Error with managed mount point.

Mark Paulus mark.paulus@mci.com
Wed Dec 15 20:49:00 GMT 2004


Running strace pointed me to the proper place to look
for the error.

However, the proper fix is maybe more of a philosophy
issue.  

I found some code in path.cc that removes trailing dots and
spaces from a file name in path_conv::check().  The question is,
should these trailing spaces/dots actually be removed, or should
they be converted to %20/%2E, only if they are part of the file/
directory name?  Or, should they be stripped for ALL file searches,
so that something like /foo./bar will be found under the windows
path /%66oo/%62ar?


On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:06:54 -0700, Mark Paulus wrote:

>Hi,

>If someone can point me to the proper place, I would
>be willing to further analyze this, but this is the issue:

>Files/Directories that end in a '.'(dot) are not retaining
>the dot.  For example:

>I am attempting to untar a tarball that contains this (done on a linux box)
>drwxr-xr-x  22 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ./
>drwxr-xr-x   5 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ../
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ArborText/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 Hewlett-Packard/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 IDN_faq.org/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 IETF/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ISBN_82-7640-000/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ISBN_82-7640-023/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ISO_8879-1986/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ISO_8879:1986/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 ISO_IEC_15445:2000/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 Microsoft/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 Netscape_Comm._Corp./
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 Rick_Jelliffe/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 Sun_Microsystems_Corp./
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 W3C/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 W3O/
>drwxr-xr-x   3 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 WebTechs/
>drwxr-xr-x   2 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Dec 15 11:53 declaration/
>drwxr-xr-x   2 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 dtd/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 entities/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 mgpaulus mgpaulus 4096 Apr  7  2001 html/

>When I try to explode the same tarball on a managed mountpoint under cygwin,
>I don't get the Netscape_COMM._Corp.
>or the Sun_Microsystems_Corp. directories.

>I don't know whether the issue is in cygwin1.dll, or in mount, or where I should
>start to look for this.



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