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Re: [PATCH] #9 OS400/EBCDIC Port: Running Hook Scripts

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-03-14 18:47:53 CET

Paul Burba wrote:
[...lots of stuff...]

I'm afraid I don't have anything to say about all that stuff ... about IBM's
idea of APR, etc., except that it all seems a bit sad at the moment ... unless
they regard the whole thing as an impressive result to have achieved so far,
with just a few rough edges remaining, in which case hopefully they will sort
this out soon. Have IBM given you any further reply yet? (At the time of your
last message, they'd said stuff like "I've found a comment..." which is
obviously not from a sufficiently high level of staff :-)

> 1. Tweak the existing patch to avoid the deadlock issue and call it a day.
> 2. Figure out how to make apr_file_t and spawn() work together.
> 3. Move the patch entirely within hooks.c. Just add a second definition
> for run_hook_cmd() along with the existing implementation within a #ifndef
> AS400...#else...#endif block.
> FWIW I like option 3, it is certainly the smallest patch and introduces no
> new APIs.

I'd be happy with whatever minimises the impact of these work-arounds on our
code base. (Not just for OS400 but any work-arounds for any stuff that APR
ought to handle.)

- Julian

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