Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1998/10/24/18:07:22

From: cgf AT cygnus DOT com (Christopher Faylor)
Subject: Re: handling file attributes
24 Oct 1998 18:07:22 -0700 :
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To: Kazuhiro Fujieda <fujieda AT jaist DOT ac DOT jp>, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

On Sat, Oct 24, 1998 at 10:53:40PM +0900, Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
>> >The exec flag set by this code is used only to skip checking a
>> >file suffix in get_file_attribute() is
>> >too heavy for this purpose becase it read NTEA. These code can
>> >be eliminted safly.
>> Unless I'm missing something the exec`flag set there is used
>> in a number of places that use path_conv.
>I checked carefully once agin, but I couldn't find another place
>using the exec flag. The exec flag of the path_conv class seems
>not to have curucial meaning differently from of the fhandler_base

My reading of the code implies that real_path.exec_p will be used,
specifically in the section of code which you just changed.  If we
eliminate setting it in symlink_check_one it it sure seems to me that
the !real_path.exec_p test in fhandler_disk_file::open will always
be true unless the file has an executable extension.


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