CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Feb 5 13:35:00 GMT 2008

On Feb  5 01:22, Dave Korn wrote:
> 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.

What exactly happens with the perms?  Are you using CYGWIN=smbntsec?
If not, care to try?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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