Running test suites under Windows 7

Regan Heath regan at
Mon Oct 8 04:57:37 PDT 2012

On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:05:32 +0100, Walter Bright  
<newshound2 at> wrote:

> On 10/6/2012 2:25 AM, Paulo Pinto wrote:
>> On the other
>> hand it can lead to such scenarios if the applications are not properly  
>> coded to
>> work with file locking mechanisms.
> Both Optlink and Windows link fail with this :-)
> (The error code Optlink gets from Windows when it tries to create the  
> EXE file is something along the lines of the EXE file is in use by  
> another application.)

It's odd that these fail because many/most virus scanners are written  
using file system filter drivers which operate in the IO stack, blocking  
CreateFile/open to scan the file, meaning most user processes don't even  
notice them (except for a very brief pause on CreateFile/open).


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