[vtk-developers] Python Wrapping fails in master build.

Andrew Maclean andrew.amaclean at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 07:34:17 EDT 2018

Thanks for this, I'll see if I can exclude this directory and I'll try it
out tomorrow.

Andrew Maclean

On Wed, 26 Sep. 2018, 21:29 Brad King, <brad.king at kitware.com> wrote:

> On 09/26/2018 12:22 AM, David Gobbi wrote:
> > Brad, have there been any new discoveries about why compiler tests
> > and custom-command outputs fail to open their output files on Windows
> > as described in [cmake issue 12957]?
> That failure was due to not being able to remove or replace the
> `.exe` files used for the checks, and it was almost always due to
> an antivirus tool locking the files.  That's why the fix was to
> just use a different `.exe` name each time.  Even without an AV
> tool, NTFS does not have synchronous delete operations.  We could
> work around that by renaming a file out of the way before deleting
> it, but so far the existing workaround has been sufficient (and the
> renaming could also race with AV locks).
> Using a different name isn't an option here, but also this one looks
> a bit different because it is about reading a file just after it is
> written.  Likely the antivirus tool is monitoring all filesystem
> operations and opens the file just after creation in order to scan
> it.  Since the purpose of the check is to avoid letting viruses run
> the AV tool likely opens the file without any sharing permissions.
> This kind of AV operation is mostly invisible for humans creating
> and reading files, but causes headaches for build systems and other
> use cases that do rapid creation and use of files.  I think the best
> solution is to just exclude one's development directories from the
> AV configuration.
> -Brad
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