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Re: libsvn_repos logging -- design problems

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-15 19:02:59 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> * PROBLEM: lots of processes all trying to write to logfiles.
> How do we mediate write access to a single logfile with N processes
> all trying to write to it at once?
> Possible Solutions?
> flock() style stuff, like the 'write lock' in FSFS?

write() is atomic. If you construct whole lines at a time, and write
them with a single write(), that'll work just fine.

The only catch is that you have to flush() the log file handles before
you fork(), otherwise weird things happen.

-- Brane

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