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bug#35713: /dev/stdin problem in cp on Solaris

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#35713: /dev/stdin problem in cp on Solaris
Date: Sun, 26 May 2019 13:25:21 +0100
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On 13/05/19 11:24, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi,
> We found out that the following simple command fails on Solaris with:
>   cat srcfile.txt | /usr/gnu/bin/cp /dev/stdin dstfile.txt
>   cp: skipping file '/dev/stdin', as it was replaced while being copied
> I found that problem is with SAME_INODE macro. It accepts two 
> structures, one from stat and another from fstat function. On Solaris, 
> each of these can return a different thing. While stat returns 
> information about the /dev/fd/0 file itself (linked by /dev/stdin), 
> fstat knows much more from the file descriptor and returns info about 
> the pipe that is being used. That results in SAME_INODE failing.
> This happens in both Coreutils 8.30 and 8.31 (both intel and sparc) but 
> it looks like it was seen first in 8.16.
> The easiest fix to this issue I came up with is to disable SAME_INODE 
> validation for special devices and pipes (as they won't be moved 
> anyway)

But what if a file is replaced with a character special device for example?
How about doing something like the following before the SAME_INODE check?

#if _solaris
if (S_IFMT(source_desc) != S_IFMT(src_open_sb)
  stat(src_name, &src_open_sb);


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