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Re: Windows XP "Access denied" svn_io_rename

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_dhiprovo.com>
Date: 2003-10-29 17:32:14 CET

Luke Blanshard wrote:
> "D.J. Heap" <dj@shadyvale.net> wrote:
>>After some experimentation prompted by Brane, I found that renaming
>>while the file was still open did not work for me (testing with AV
>>software which easily recreates the problem we see) -- that is, the
>>algorithm is fine and works if other apps don't interfere. But the AV
>>software doesn't even wait for a close before it opens the file (without
>>FILE_SHARE_DELETE) so we can't rename it.
> What if svn opens the file exclusively? That ought to prevent anyone
> else from messing with it, right?
> Luke

Yes, but since Windows doesn't have a rename or delete by handle API,
these operations fail with a sharing violation even for the process that
did the open. I had the same thought and tried it.


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