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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] build engine crashes when GLOBing paths with forward slashes on windows
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-22 10:09:16


On 02/16/2012 06:02 AM, Marc Dürner wrote:
> Hello,
> I get a crash on windows when a path with forward slashes such as
> /usr/include is passed to GLOB. I believe is has to do with the
> implementation of ShortPathToLongPath in pathunix.c. There has been
> special handling of short paths added recently for paths that only
> contain the drive letter such as c:\. I can add special handling for
> paths with forward slashes in a similar manner at the begin on
> ShortPathToLongPath:
> if ( (short_path[0] == '\\') && (short_path[1] == '\0') )
> {
> string_push_back( out, '\\' );
> return;
> }
> This fixes it, but seems only to hide a deeper problem.
> ShortPathToLongPath() and path_write_key() call each other recursively
> and we run into a situation in path_write_key() where a element was
> added to the hashmap, but not completely initialized, A following
> recursive call finds the element in the hashmap and tries to use the
> elements uninitialized value.

I thought I handled this by converting everything
to '\'. Can you file a ticket as
including the cases that you've found that fail?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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