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Date: 2003-08-23 (17:03)
From: Eric C. Cooper <ecc@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unix.chdir and backtrace
On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 06:58:22AM -0700, wrote:
> Just a quick note to let everyone know that backtrace stops working
> when your program uses Unix.chdir to change directory and argv[0] is
> a relative pathname, like "./foo".  The output of strace shows it
> trying to open ./foo and failing.  It might be a good idea to apply
> realpath(3) to this path before the program runs.

At least on Linux, the runtime system can just open "/proc/self/exe"
rather than attempting to open caml_exe_name.

Eric C. Cooper          e c c @ c m u . e d u

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