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Re: bug#10305: coreutils-8.14, "rm -r" fails with EBADF

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: bug#10305: coreutils-8.14, "rm -r" fails with EBADF
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:52:27 -0700
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On 12/21/2011 11:42 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 12/21/11 08:27, Eric Blake wrote:
>> maybe we should wrap opendir() so that the gnulib rpl_opendir()
>> always opens a directory at the same time
> That sounds a bit drastic, but it may be necessary.
> How about this idea instead?  Use the following patch,
> so that fts_build does not assume that dirfd works.
> POSIX does not require dirfd to work,

Actually, the next version of POSIX _will_ require dirfd to work, so we
may have to go with wrapping rpl_opendir anyways:


But you are correct that older systems do not meet the future POSIX
wording, so if your hack works, it's certainly simpler for the short term.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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