Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/06/06/21:30:35

Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 04:12:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Mike A. Harris" <mharris AT blackwidow DOT saultc DOT on DOT ca>
To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: Exclusive access to drive
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.970603130649.29724B-100000@is>
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Organization: Capslock Computer Consulting
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On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > Hmmm.  Where do you think the problem lies then?  CHKDSK? or
> > DJGPP, or DPMI?
> I'm clueless.  When CHKDSK is run from a DJGPP program, it should be no
> different from it running from the DOS box.  DPMI has no effect on CHKDSK
> unless Microsoft have explicitly made it check for its presence (and even
> then I don't understand why should it care).  When our programs run on
> Windows 95, they don't even have an open file, since the page file is
> managed by Windows, so there really is no problem related to the
> filesystem integrity.  That's why I said that it seems like they wanted it
> to be too safe. 

Hmmm, very strange indeed.  I'm very glad that I don't use '95 on
my machine.  :o)  

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