ls returns bad file descriptor

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 14 21:05:00 GMT 2005


On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 04:14:41PM -0400, Shaffer, Kenneth wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:17:09AM -0700, Shankar Unni wrote:
>>Perhaps there's some problem/issue with the permissions on the root of
>>your share that's confusing bash?  Does this also happen in a
>>subdirectory of the share?
>
>bash hasn't changed, only cygwin1.dll.
>
>It also happens in a subdirectory of the share.  I had posted an strace
>output which I hope would make sense to others more knowledgeable than
>myself.
>
>When I looked at the strace output, it appears to me it read the home
>directory instead of the share directory, but never output that.  It's
>as if the cwd got changed from what the PWD environment variable says
>it is.

You didn't notice (or report) that you got no error message when running
under strace?  Hmm.

The reason is that strace isn't a cygwin program and it does not necessarily
inherit cygwin's concept of cwd.

>This doesn't happen with 1.5.16 using the same bash.
>
>I'm going to try a different snapshot.

Please don't.  Try doing this instead:

  c:\>strace -ostrace.out bash
  shaffek>cd //explr_drivers5/reboot_results2
  reboot_results2
  shaffek>ls

and send strace.out here.

cgf

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