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Re: [PATCH] pagealign_alloc: don't loop endlessly

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pagealign_alloc: don't loop endlessly
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 17:33:15 +0000 (UTC)

Derek Price dixit:

>>Yes, that's why I was suggesting to print the error message to stderr
>>so at least the client gets an idea about what happened and can slap
>>the server administrator. CVS does this for quite some occasions, for
>>example no space available in the server's temporary directory.
>Could you point me at the code that does this?

Not out of the blue, I had to check. But it happens frequently
when e.g. the OpenBSD anoncvs servers are overloaded.

>How much good would sending the message to stderr really do?  This
>problem can only occur on the server, where sending to stderr, at best,
>can only be reported to the client as an unrecognized protocol response,
>if reported at all, once the network buffers are disabled (the network
>buffer code is what is calling pagealign_alloc() here).

No, it's actually displayed by the client (with my first diff).

> Hi, does anyone sell openbsd stickers by themselves and not packaged
> with other products?
No, the only way I've seen them sold is for $40 with a free OpenBSD CD.
        -- Haroon Khalid and Steve Shockley in gmane.os.openbsd.misc

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