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Re: [PATCH] Windows rename failures

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-06-03 23:35:27 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:

>After a bunch more heavy stressing, this patch does not completely fix
>the MoveFileEx 'Access Denied' errors. I've finally put it in a retry
>loop, but depending on the machine I'm on it will sometimes retry up to
>15 or 20 times before going through. Fun.
Uh, no, not fun. What if the permissions really don't allow moving the
file (e.g., because of a bug)? Bang -- instant freeze.

>I spent another chunk of time on the repro program last night and still
>can't repro it. I'll probably try just using apr next and see what
>happens, when I have more time, but for now I'm just throwing up my
>hands and putting a big sledgehammer loop in my working copy.
>Anyway, just thought I'd let folks know that the patch doesn't really
>fix the problem.
I managed to reproduce this in the Explorer -- on a volume that's full
of CD images. I was moving them around between directories, and got
'Access Denied' a few times. Retrying the move worked. Now *that's* what
I call fun. :-\

Brane ─îibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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