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RE: Win98: GetDiskFreeSpace fails on shares
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin-developers at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:16:24 +0100
- Subject: RE: Win98: GetDiskFreeSpace fails on shares
>From: Corinna Vinschen
>Sent: 16 June 2005 13:40
> It turned out to be the GetDiskFreeSpace function which fails with
> Win32 error ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED.
> This does not happen when the share is accessed using a drive letter:
Did you verify the UNC path is properly terminated with a trailing slash?
> Funny though, that this is supposed to be a bug in the first Win 95
> only, according to MSDN:
> Windows 95: The initial release of Windows 95 does not support UNC
> paths. Therefore, you must temporarily map the UNC path to a drive
> letter, query the free disk space on the drive, then remove the
> temporary mapping.
> Windows 95 OSR2 and later support UNC paths.
> Can anybody reproduce this or is this just on my machine?
> Anyway, does anybody here have a nice idea how we can workaround this for
> 9x in the statvfs function in syscalls.cc?
I don't have access to a win98 system right now, but I guess the first
thing I'd try would be to see if the .....Ex version of the function worked
any better; often, .....Ex functions have very different implementations
internally as compared to the non-Ex versions. Temporarily mapping and
un-mapping drive letters doesn't seem very nice to me.....
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