Jeff King wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 09:33:14PM +0000, Ramsay Jones wrote:
>> (Linux is my main platform, but I like to keep cygwin working because it has
>> kept me sane on Windows ever since (about) 1995 ...)
>> "Stranger in a strange land" ;-)
> I used a different trick around the same time to keep me sane from
> Windows, but I think it involved "dd" and "/dev/zero"...

;-) That's a solution I would have been keen to try, but my employer
at the time would not have liked that idea ...

>> This patch fixes the test for me.
> Great. I was guessing blindly when I wrote it, but having seen the perl
> bug above, it all makes sense.
> We should probably wrap it. I'm planning to queue this on top of Chris's
> patch:

Unfortunately, I haven't had time yet to test this patch. (Early this week, I
went into hospital for a "minor" surgical procedure - I have not yet fully
recovered). The patch looks good and I don't anticipate any problems. I will
hopefully test it soon (I see it's in pu now) and let you know.

[snip patch]

Ramsay Jones

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