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Re: 486-Hurd (was Re: Cygwin bug? Anyone got any ideas?)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: 486-Hurd (was Re: Cygwin bug? Anyone got any ideas?)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:44:52 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 02:59:07AM -0500, Erik Hunger wrote:
> I did have one question, though. I was testing out the size limits after
> all the MAXPATHLEN, etc. stuff was mentioned. When I run 'touch' with more
> than 255 characters (touch ALT+256 z, for example), it locks up. Was I
> misunderstanding the limits? I'm running off of the Sept 25th, 2000
> tarball. If gdb is involved in a solution, please give me a quick line to
> use with it so I don't muck it up. Thanks! :)

PATH_MAX (which is the POSIX equivalent to BSD MAXPATHLEN) is umlimited on
the Hurd, but the individual path components are limited to NAME_MAX ==
MAXNAMLEN, which is 255 on linux and hurd (defined in <dirent.h>).

However, it shouldn't crash! You have found a bug.


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Marcus Brinkmann              GNU

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