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Re: mkdir -p and EROFS

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: mkdir -p and EROFS
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 21:48:30 +0000

> Thanks for reporting this.  It is indeed a bug in
> coreutils/lib/mkdir-p.c.  It can be triggered by other errors too.
> This is hard to write a test case for, but I'd like to fix things.
> Does the following patch work for you?

> 2005-10-12  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>       * mkdir-p.c (make_dir_parents): Don't fail if an intervening mkdir
>       fails due to EROFS, or due to EEXIST or other reasons for that matter.
>       Problem reported by Eric Blake.
>       (ENOSYS): Remove; no longer needed.

Yes - with this patch on top of coreutils 5.91-CVS, cygwin once
again can do 'mkdir -p //server/share/dir', while still failing with
EROFS on the intermediate //server.

Eric Blake

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