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From Conor MacNeill <co...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DirectoryScanner and "strange" File entities
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:05:51 GMT
Stefan,

I agree with Antoine, dropping seems the simplest.

On 4 March 2014 14:57, Antoine Levy Lambert <antoine@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello Stefan,
>
> just dropping them works for me.
>
> Antoine
> On Mar 3, 2014, at 8:39 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I've been looking into Bugzilla 56149.  There is a named pipe scanned by
>> DirectoryScanner and DS seems to treat it like a directory.
>>
>> The reporter of the bug confirmed File.isFile and File.isDirectory both
>> return false for the named pipe so this is something we can detect and
>> something DirectoryScanner doesn't expext.  isFile is expected to be the
>> opposite of isDirectory in a few places.
>>
>> I think it would be easy to add guards to only treat files as files and
>> dirs as dirs, the question is what to do with File objects that are
>> neither.  Drop them?  Treat them as files?  Add another user-controlled
>> option?
>>
>> They seem to be rare creatures and in the context of issue 56149 "just
>> drop them" would probably be the sanest choice.
>>
>> Stefan
>>
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