find assert (was Re: [1.7] System reboot (udfs.sys),...)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 30 19:06:00 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 12:52:46PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>Hmm.  After removing the /dev/fd directory that I had created years
>ago, find now just SEGVs.  And, it seems to be dying in find itself
>if the stack dump is any indication.
>Eric, is there any way that you could confirm or deny this?  I would
>rather not build a debugging version of find if I don't have to.

It was stupid of me to assume that this was just a generic find problem.
If I'd actually checked the error log I would have seen this:

assertion "state.type != 0" failed: file "/usr/src/findutils-4.5.3-1/src/findutils-4.5.3/find/ftsfind.c", line 475, function: consider_visiting

This is apparently caused by a symlink that looks like this:

lrwxrwxrwx  1 cgf None       6 Jul  9  2005 n -> //none

I don't remember creating that symlink.  Apparently I was checking on
creating symlinks to nonexistent domains back in 2005.

I don't know if this is a find bug or a cygwin bug.  I could see it
being either or both.


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