cvs commit: src/lib/libarchive archive_write_disk.c src/lib/libarchive/test Makefile test_write_disk_hardlink.c

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Thu Jan 17 21:05:58 PST 2008

kientzle    2008-01-18 05:05:58 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    lib/libarchive       archive_write_disk.c 
    lib/libarchive/test  Makefile 
  Added files:
    lib/libarchive/test  test_write_disk_hardlink.c 
  Issues with hardlinks in newc-format files prompted me to
  write a new test to exercise the hardlink strategies used
  by different archive formats (tar, old cpio, new cpio).
  This uncovered two problems, both fixed by this commit:
  1) Enforce file size when writing files to disk.
  2) When restoring hardlink entries, if they have data associated, go
     ahead and open the file so we can write the data.
  In particular, this fixes bsdtar/bsdcpio extraction of new cpio
  formats where the "original" is empty and the subsequent "hardlink"
  entry actually carries the data.  It also provides correct behavior
  for old cpio archives where hardlinked entries have their bodies
  stored multiple times in the archive; the last body should always be
  the one that ends up in the final file.  The new pax format also
  permits (but does not require) hardlinks to carry file data; again,
  the last contents should always win.
  Note that with any of these, a size of zero on a hardlink simply means
  that the hardlink carries no data; it does not mean that the file has
  zero size.  A non-zero size on a hardlink does provide the file size.
  Thanks to: John Baldwin, for reminding me about this long-standing bug
      and sending me a simple example archive that prompted this test case
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.19      +32 -6     src/lib/libarchive/archive_write_disk.c
  1.13      +1 -0      src/lib/libarchive/test/Makefile
  1.1       +165 -0    src/lib/libarchive/test/test_write_disk_hardlink.c (new)

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