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A patch to work around a bug in IRIX mkdir().


From: Jorma Laaksonen
Subject: A patch to work around a bug in IRIX mkdir().
Date: 30 Sep 2002 11:12:07 +0300
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Dear Sirs,

Please find below a patch that might be useful to implement in
server.c.  It circumvents a "feature" of SGI IRIX systems where
mkdir() on an existing NFS mounted directory doesn't return EEXIST as
mkdir_p() assumes.  Instead it returns ENOSYS, which seems to be an
undocumented feature of IRIX...

(I don't know if that same problem exists also in other locations.)

Yours faithfully,

Jorma Laaksonen

*** src/server.c.orig   Tue Mar 19 21:15:45 2002
--- src/server.c        Mon Sep 30 10:55:33 2002
***************
*** 542,547 ****
--- 542,552 ----
            {
                int saved_errno = errno;

+ #ifdef sgi
+               if (saved_errno == ENOSYS && isdir (q))
+                 saved_errno = EEXIST;
+ #endif /*sgi*/
+
                if (saved_errno != EEXIST
                    && ((saved_errno != EACCES && saved_errno != EROFS)
                        || !isdir (q)))

-- 
Jorma Laaksonen                                 email: address@hidden
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