CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin

Dave Korn
Tue Feb 5 01:23:00 GMT 2008

On 05 February 2008 00:32, Jonathan Lanier wrote:

> OK, so in addition to commenting out the SE_BACKUP_PRIV line in
>, I also had to comment out the SE_RESTORE_PRIV line.  The
> former broke calls to GetFileAttributes(), and the latter broke calls to
> FindFirstFile().  Commenting out both of them seems to fix everything in
> Cygwin.  NetApp must be doing something very weird under the hood...
> We've opened a ticket with NetApp and I think they're going to look into
> this for a more permanent fix (fingers crossed).

  We use netapp here too, and we have a mixed NTFS/NT ACLS + NFS/Unix perms
domain.  None of it works well for me from the cygwin side, I always find
myself having to use the win explorer shell extension to change the perms.  If
I can help with some testing or diagnosis or anything, please feel free to
contact me offlist.

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