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Re: Mail Delivery from loginfo

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Mail Delivery from loginfo
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:15:07 -0400

Chris BeHanna wrote:

>         Could the execution of scripts listed in the loginfo file
> (in our case, the mailing of diffs), be made asynchronous?
>         E.g., can the script be exec'd in the background, so that the
> foreground process can exit?  As it stands, the client blocks until
> the server is done, and the server is blocking until the loginfo
> script is done.  In turn, that is blocking on mail delivery.
>         I can work around it by making my script do its mailing
> asynchronously, but someone else could easily run into this by
> doing some other long-lived task out of loginfo.

Not really, since most script failures are supposed to cause CVS to
abort.  Running long-running processes should be done in the background
within your script, as the CVS manual states.

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