set_thread_buffer error

Uwe Bonnes bon at
Wed Sep 19 10:45:24 CDT 2001

Ove Kaaven <ovehk at> wrote:

: It's probably also a known bug; as far as I remember, Alan Cox refused to
: apply a particular ftruncate() patch (which allows to grow files with
: ftruncate() and expect the new parts to be filled with zeroes) to Linux's
: FAT filesystem code, because he considered such behaviour broken. Alas,
: Wine depends on this behaviour for shared memory sections (like those used
: to communicate with the wineserver). (The same issue used to cause
: problems with reiserfs too, but reiserfs fixed it.) Unless Alan changes
: his mind, you'll probably need to mount some other filesystem at /tmp...

Did somebody explain this to Alan?

Uwe Bonnes                bon at

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