[fpc-devel]Linux readdir syscall is superseded by getdents

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Apr 4 21:32:10 CEST 2004

On 4 apr 2004, at 20:52, Peter Vreman wrote:

>> On my system FPC doesn't work because the fpreaddir-function failes on
>> larger directories. I saw that fpreaddir still uses the linux
>> readdir-call, wich is superseded by getdents. (also the comments are
>> wrong. The result of the readdir-call isn't the amount of bytes
>> read. That's only the case by the getdents-call)
> I'll test/apply the patch after 1.9.4 is released

I think this is a critical bug. I've also got lots of troubles with the 
Linux compiler lately: it often gets in an endless loop. When I strace 
it, you can see it keeps fstat'ing "." and ".." in succession, without 
ever going to the next item. So it's probably related to this bug.


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