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Re: gnulib getcwd patch needed for Solaris 10 getcwd

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: gnulib getcwd patch needed for Solaris 10 getcwd
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:50:26 -0800
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> If anyone else has access to a Solaris 10 system (x86 or otherwise),
> with Sun C, would you please try the latest snapshot?

I can't reproduce the problem now, so I'm not sure what went wrong.
Sorry.  Well, at any rate the patch has been reverted.

>> On Solaris 10, getcwd is a system call, and I suspect it's much better
>> in common practice to try the syscall than to jump immediately to our
>> own code, even if getcwd (NULL, 0) does not work as it does with
>> glibc.
> I ran a couple quick tests, and they suggest that there's nothing
> special about Solaris 10's getcwd implementation (i.e., it's not
> like the linux/glibc one).

Among other things I was hoping that, since it's a system call, it's
atomic and it's faster.  I don't have time to test this right now,
though, alas.

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