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Re: Atomic file locking update

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: Atomic file locking update
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:25:54 +0100

On Thu, 2014-11-27 at 15:56 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, le Thu 27 Nov 2014 13:49:53 +0100, a écrit :

> As discussed on IRC too, AIUI the record locking patches just get rid
> of the whole content that I'm patching.  So the rebase should be quite
> trivial: just tell git to keep your version.

I don't use git. I use released versions and debian+quilt+manual patch

> > On the other hand, I've been running at least 5 VMs
> > with these patches since August without problems.
> But were you running applications which were actually using record
> locking?  Few applications use locks at all, actually :)

Well at lest all applications using whole file locking, such as dpkg
runs with the record file locking structures, not using lockf or LOCK_*

> > Of course these patches ar not up to GCS standards, so let's forget
> > about the whole issue. I continue to rebase and apply them privately
> > for every hurd/libc release to come.
> I'm not sure to understand what you mean here.

That I keep the patches for myself of course, and don't publish them.

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