[Geany-devel] Changed file saving implementation for systems with GIO

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Thu Nov 4 17:53:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, 4 Nov 2010 20:37:13 +0200
Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com> wrote:

> > To workaround bug(s) in GVFS, I've now changed the file saving
> > implementation for systems with GIO in SVN trunk. See also:
> > 
> > http://lists.uvena.de/geany-devel/2010-November/003412.html
> > 
> > Please help test this. File permissions should be preserved after
> > saving, and disk space exhaustion should now be handled without losing
> > the previously saved file.
> dd if=/dev/zero of=~/zero bs=4K ; File -> Save:
> Displays a message "Error writing to file: No space left on device".
> The file becomes 0 bytes.
> Reports that the disk file is newer, and offers to reload it. :)
> The permissions are OK, even for the empty file.
> geany 0.20 (built on Nov  4 2010 with GTK 2.20.1, GLib 2.24.2, GIO)
> No special options required to activate the new saving or something?..

No, you have the GIO string printed so the implementation will be

So it seems that function doesn't handle disk exhaustion safely. (But
this is no worse than before for Geany).

Perhaps you might like to file a bug against GIO. Perhaps first use gdb
to break on that function just to be absolutely sure.

Also, if the argument for backups is set perhaps disk exhaustion is


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