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Re: [Patch] apr_file_path_merge returns incorrect truepath on certain 'short paths' on Windows

From: William A Rowe Jr <wrowe_at_rowe-clan.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:52:53 -0500

Great report, thanks Bert. I'll review.

Bill

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:

> Trying yet another e-mail address... Nice that this just bounces instead
> of being moderated :(
>
> Bert
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bert Huijben [mailto:rhuijben_at_collab.net]
> > Sent: maandag 15 juni 2015 14:04
> > To: dev_at_apr.apache.org
> > Cc: Stephen White; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> > Subject: [Patch] apr_file_path_merge returns incorrect truepath on
> certain
> > 'short paths' on Windows
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > In the last few months we got two reports from Subversion users that
> > passing certain short paths to 'svn' failed for them.
> >
> > E.g.
> > [[
> > > mkdir ALongName.impl
> > > dir /x
> > ...
> > 27/03/2015 12:50 <DIR> ALONGN~1.IMP ALongName.impl
> > ]]
> > And then passing this 'ALONGN~1.IMP' path works just fine.
> >
> > While
> > [[
> > > mkdir api.impl
> > > dir /x
> > ...
> > 27/03/2015 12:52 <DIR> API~1.IMP api.impl
> > ...
> > ]]
> > And then passing the 'API~1.IMP' path doesn't (uses api.implP)
> > (Samples copied from a mail from Stephen White to dev_at_subversion.a.o)
> >
> > The problem here is that the short path is actually longer than the long
> > path. which triggers a bug in APR's truename code that we use. In this
> > specific case the length of the updated path is not properly updated, to
> > reflect the shorter total path length.
> >
> >
> > When trying to write a testcase for this issue I found that Windows
> > disables short path generation on user created NTFS filesystems these
> > days. Only on system partition the default setup enables short path
> > creation. (An admin can enable short paths via something like 'fsutil
> > 8dot3name set R: 1', or a flag can be passed to format.exe)
> >
> > The attached patch fixes the problem, which appears to be specific for
> the
> > last path component (saveslash = FALSE).
> >
> >
> > I would like to see this problem fixed in apr 1.5.
> >
> > The attached patch applies directly to 1.5.x and trunk.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Bert
>
Received on 2015-06-15 16:53:15 CEST

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