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bug#10733: 24.0.93; w32 file truncation


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#10733: 24.0.93; w32 file truncation
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:59:45 +0300

> Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:35:25 +0200
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> > Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> > Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 06:22:12 +0100
> > 
> > Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > >> Maybe it can be integrated in the
> > >> 
> > >> if (!(NILP(Vw32_get_true_file_attributes) ...
> > >> 
> > >> hence reusing the calls to CreateFile and GetFileInformationByHandle and
> > >> shortening the patch, but as I don't know what
> > >> Vw32_get_true_file_attributes does, preferread to follow the safe way.
> > >
> > > You did right: w32-get-true-file-attributes can be set by the user to
> > > nil, if she wants her file ops faster.
> > 
> > I was thinking on something like
> > 
> > diff --git a/src/w32.c b/src/w32.c
> > index 3d3d334..418be63 100644
> > --- a/src/w32.c
> > +++ b/src/w32.c
> > @@ -3447,8 +3447,12 @@ stat (const char * path, struct stat * buf)
> >     }
> >      }
> >  
> > -  if (!(NILP (Vw32_get_true_file_attributes)
> > -   || (EQ (Vw32_get_true_file_attributes, Qlocal) && is_slow_fs (name)))
> > +  buf->st_size = 0;
> > +
> > +  if ((!(NILP (Vw32_get_true_file_attributes)
> > +         || (EQ (Vw32_get_true_file_attributes, Qlocal) && is_slow_fs 
> > (name)))
> > +       || ((wfd.dwFileAttributes & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_REPARSE_POINT) &&
> > +           (wfd.dwReserved0 == IO_REPARSE_TAG_SYMLINK)))
> 
> Then what made you hesitate?  This approach looks fine to me.
> 
> > >> if is-symlink?
> > >>   use fstat
> > >> fi
> > >
> > > Since fstat is also reimplemented, I'd rather do what it does inline.
> > >
> > > For that, we need to know which other attributes are reported
> > > different.  Or maybe just test for the reparse point up front and do
> > > all the work for the target instead.
> > 
> > Since Emacs' fstat reimplementation is based on
> > GetFileInformationByHandle, and that the handle points to the linked
> > file (CreateFile follows the link unless told otherwise), we should be
> > safe delegating all work to `fstat' when a symlink is detected on `stat'
> > (the executable bit must be setted on `stat', but that's no problem.)
> 
> Please compare w32.c's `fstat' with `stat', and you will see that the
> former does much less than the latter, even with information that can
> be gotten by the handle.  To go the way you suggest, we need first to
> make `fstat' a proper subset of `stat'.  (I never had time to do it,
> and since `fstat' is used much less that `stat' in Emacs, more
> important jobs came first.)

Since trunk revision 109416 adds full support for symlinks on
MS-Windows platforms, and fixes this bug as a side effect, I'm closing
this bug.






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