1.7.7: rm -rf sometimes fails - race condition?
Fri Dec 10 23:18:00 GMT 2010
On 12/10/2010 3:30 PM, Steven Hartland wrote:
> Personally I think the only solution is to remove this delete on close code
> and fail hard for shared locked files, as it gives a much more predictable
> code flow.
The core problem is that the semantics for file deletion are different
on Windows than on *ix, and some *ix programs depend on this in ways
that make them fail on Windows. The new Cygwin file delete code uses a
feature of Windows specifically introduced to work around a consequence
of the Windows delete semantics in order to fake *ix semantics as well
as you can reasonably expect.
I think the new feature is great, and don't want to see it go. It's a
clever solution to a real problem and fits Cygwin's mission perfectly.
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