FYI... if you're required to export your application to end users, Cygwin might still be an easier option. You may be surprised at the number of commercial applications that rely on Cygwin to run on Windows.
thank you for the information, but I am talking about the controller software of this medical diagnostics instrument[^] (pointed that not well enough out, sorry). Because of the regulations in the market we are going to do a hardening process on the OS anyways and can set up the image anyway we want to, so installing the kernel patch is no problem since we decide what the customers OS will look like. And using the kernel patch we get a faster response time anyways, so this is the way to go for us.
But thank you very much for the additional info.
i am trying to write a program that counts the no. of records in a file by placing the get pointer at the end of file and using tellg() function to get the pointer position and dividing the no. of bytes with the size of one record to get the no. of total records
but when i write
and then inquire the position of get pointer
the result that i am getting is -1.
please tell me what am i doing wrong?