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Re: [locking] out-of-dateness checking during lock

From: Mark Benedetto King <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2004-12-04 21:50:38 CET

On Sat, Dec 04, 2004 at 09:21:21AM -0800, Michael Brouwer wrote:
> Doesn't this mean that hitting ctrl-c at the right time might leave you
> with
> an out-of-date wc that is holding a lock?
>

Yes, but there are several other ways that this can happen (including,
perhaps most likely, "rm -rf wc"). We have a sufficiently powerful
recovery mechanism though: locks can be broken.

http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-10/0889.shtml

--ben

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