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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: JNA on Windows
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:26:05 GMT
Processes start differently on windows.

On windows it uses mklink to make a hard link


Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer

On 6/07/2012, at 5:57 AM, Fredrik Stigbäck wrote:

> Hello.
> I have a question regarding JNA and Windows.
> I read about the problem that when taking snapshots might require the
> process space x 2 due to how hardlinks are created.
> Is JNA for Windows supported?
> Looking at jira issue
> looks like it but
> checking in the Cassandra code base
> org.apache.cassandra.utils.CLibrary the only thing I see, is
> Native.register("c") which tries to load the c-library but I think
> doesn't exists on Windows which will result in creating links with cmd
> or fsutil and which might then triggger these extensive memory
> requirements.
> I'd be happy if someone could shed some light on this issue.
> Regards
> /Fredrik

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