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Re: 1.3.12: rm -rf on directory with open files hangs
On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 09:20:21AM -0400, Joe Buehler wrote:
>Michael Beach wrote:
>>Hi all, I've been bitten lately by rm -rf on a directory occasionally
>>hanging. After some fooling around, I've come up with a simple way of
>>reproducing the problem. I'm currently using 1.3.12 of the DLL on Windows
>>2000 Professional SP2. Results from 'cygcheck -s -v -r' are attached.
>I have a patch for this that I have not yet submitted. The unlink()
>system call needs to rename the file to a temporary directory and
>then remove the file.
>I'll post the patch to cygwin-patches in a bit.
You might want to read all of the discussion about this before you post
any patch. This issue crops up about once a month. It should be pretty
easy to find the discussion in the mailing list archives.
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