Moving open files

Leo Cacciari leo.cacciari at
Tue Jul 8 15:27:30 UTC 2008

Il giorno lun, 07/07/2008 alle 20.14 +0300, Dotan Cohen ha scritto:
> In my opinion, and the opinion of he who 'lost' his data, there should
> be a lock file.
> > By all means, file a bug report, but I wouldn't be terribly surprised if
> > they won't consider it.  Of course, if nobody files a bug report, they
> > _definitely_ won't consider it :-)
> Thanks, I will file it. Maybe it could be optional.
Well, I do not know. I found the idea stupid, but everyone is intitled
to have stupid ideas, even me....
The problem is: to work with _everithing_ (not just when you open the
file with another OO, which already does), it should be a mandatory
lock. Now, mandatory locks are always been a PITA in Linux. AFAIK, in
the actual implementation, if you have a mandatory lock on a file an the
process having set it crashes without removing it, the file will be
_inaccessible_ to _all_ (even root), unless you reboot the system. Do
you really want it?

Leo Cacciari

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