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Re: [Bug-tar] interix timestamp issues

From: Markus Duft
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] interix timestamp issues
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 10:38:18 +0200
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On 05/12/11 09:20, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 05/11/11 23:51, Markus Duft wrote:
>> the fd in fdutimensat is 4, whereas in utimens, which is then called from 
>> somewhere in there,
>> it is -1, so i can't do a fsync()
> If I understand things correctly, there's a simpler fix.  fdutimensat calls
> futimens (fd, ts), which invokes fdutimens (fd, NULL, ts), which invokes
> fsync (fd) if HAVE_BUGGY_NFS_TIME_STAMPS is nonzero.  So, please
> try prepending the following to utimens.c:

this doesn't help, and doesn't even compile, as interix also doesn't have 
sync() (it does have fsync(fd)), which is used if fd < 0 :(

> #if __INTERIX
> #endif
> Also, which version of Interix are you using?  Is a new version available,
> or are patches available, to fix this file system bug?  It'd be nice to
> mention any such information in a comment in the code.

i'm using interix 6.1 on windows 7, which is the most current version 
available. microsoft has the extraordinary cool policy of not giving a .... 
about interix, and thus will never release any fixes for the SUA sdk, not for 
old versions, and not for the latest and greatest. i've had some lengthy 
correspondence with redmon in this regard, and, sad enough, interix users 
cannot expect any form of support or fixes (this is why i started the suacomp 

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