My idea was to go through the patch and break it out into the items it
        loop rename test
        handle \r in COPY
        copydir for cp -r
        backslash tests
        rmdir not recursive for rm -r
        shared memory could map to new address in exec child
        compatibility defines
        file path separators
        root directory
        rename atomicity
        spinlock changes
        timeval for psql
        DWORD in help.c

Once it is split out, each piece can be analyzed to make sure we are
doing things the right way, then applied in parts.


Jan Wieck wrote:
> Okay,
> I have finally extracted out a patch that applied to a 7.2.1 tree get's
> me something that compiles and passes all regression tests on RedHat
> Linux and Windows 2000.
> To clearify upfront, even if the build process of this port uses a few
> cygwin tools, the final executables and libraries do not depend on
> cygwin.
> I need to write up the 42 steps how to build. For those who want to be
> prepared, you'll need a unix system to patch, a win32 environment with
> VC++ 6.0, Tcl, bison*, flex*, sed* and touch* (*=from cygwin). To run
> the regression tests, one would need an MKS toolkit as it crashes the
> cygwin bash ... we didn't bother with those minor issues. I will post 2
> patches later (meaning, probably tomorrow or latest Sunday) to the
> patches list. One will be all the changes to existing files (about
> 11,500 lines context diff), one will be the new files added.
> As a PostgreSQL coreteam member I want to thank my employer, the
> PeerDirect Corporation, for contributing this work, which IMHO is an
> important step for PostgreSQL.
> What we need from here are some ideas how this port can be lifted up to
> the current 7.4 development tree. There are some TODO items scattered
> throughout the code. But, it compiles and works, so it's a good point to
> start from I think. Looking at the demand for a native Win32 port I
> would expect some people willing to take it from there.
> Jan
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