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Re: permissions (and other) problems

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-09-14 01:43:26 CEST

Jon Watte wrote:

>>Note the the longjmp prevents transaction()'s mutex_exit() from being
>>called. This means that when the cleanup routine calls close(), the
>>mutex_enter() will block. Badness.
>As I said, not every case can be handled 100% -- but I think trying
>is good.
Trying is totally stupid if you know in advance that you have no control
over whether you'll succeed or not. That's simply bad (over)engineering,
sorry. This is not about a moral commitment to do your best, it's about
building a reliable software API in the face of uncontrollable external
events. The correct approach is to find a simple and foolproof solution,
which we're doing now.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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