Open / Save to cloud on Windows 10

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Mon Feb 20 09:44:28 PST 2017

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:42:35AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:49 AM, Jérémie Guichard <djeBrest at> wrote:
> >
> > I narrowed it!
> Good job.
> > As a proof of concept I added an ugly: "extern int p_stat(const char* path,
> > struct stat* buf);" on top of git-access.c and used it in get_remote_repo
> > and is_git_repository (these are the 2 only places stat function is used in
> > the whole project). It fixed my issue (I could Open and Save could
> > storage)...
> Ugh. Ok. So it appears that whatever Windows posix emulation library
> we use is pretty broken.  Looking at the "p_stat()" implementation in
> libgit2, it just does a utf8->wchar expansion.
> We actually do the same thing in "subsurface_open()", for all the same
> reasons. I wonder why the system "stat()" routine can't just get that
> right? What the hell is wrong with Windows libraries? Why doesn't the
> windows "stat()" routine just DTRT?
> > 3. Implement our own portable stat
> I think this is the right thing to do, we already end up having all
> the pieces, and we already use "fstat()" even on windows, so we could
> just do a subsurface_stat() exactly like we do subsurface_open().

Ah, two conflicting pieces of advise from the current maintainer and the
much smarter person who started the project... :-)


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