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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-25 00:33:59

Dylan Trotter wrote:
> Hi,
> I just wanted to point out a fairly major flaw with the Windows
> implementation of memory mapped files. In memory_mapped.cpp on line
> 205-207 a file mapping is created as follows:
> ::CreateFileMappingA( pimpl_->handle_, NULL,
> readonly ? PAGE_READONLY :
> PAGE_READWRITE, 0, 0, p.path.c_str() );
> The problem with this is that if p.path.c_str() has any backslashes in
> it (very likely given that it's Windows), the call fails. From the MS
> documentation:

Thanks. I thought I eliminated the name a long time ago; I'll fix it in the
patch I'm preparing right now (and add you to the acknowledgments).

> Thanks,
> Dylan Trotter


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