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Re: mkdir -p -- minor cleanup

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: mkdir -p -- minor cleanup
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:43:16 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Hi Paul,

* Paul Eggert wrote on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 10:36:43PM CEST:
> If I understand you and Ralf correctly about race conditions, here is
> a proposed patch to should fix the condition on POSIX conforming
> hosts.  On older hosts there's no hope that I can see in general, but
> it's not worth worrying about these ancient hosts at this point.  I
> hope this addresses Ralf's concerns.

Yes, I think so.  Very clever patch, thank you!


> 2006-04-24  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>       * lib/install-sh: Close a race condition reported by Ralf
>       Wildenhues and Stepan Kasal.  There is still a race condition
>       on hosts that predate POSIX 1003.1-1992, but we can't help this.

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