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Re: Log length limit on Windows? Problem with using notepad as log editor?

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-12-03 10:43:39 CET

Ph. Marek wrote:
> 1) There's some documentation on microsoft (which I couldn't find ATM)
> regarding the granularity with which timestamps are updated on disk.
> I remember that being about 30 seconds or such like for FAT.

Timestamps have 2 second resolution on FAT.

> 2) We've had the problem a few times that modifications do not show
> up with concurrent processes. I.e. process "notepad" writes a file,
> quits, and process "svn" (which is alerted on notepad's exit) tests
> the file and finds the old timestamp/size - a few seconds later it
> would find the correct info.

We are only talking about timestamp granularity; the file size should
still be updated even if the timestamp is 1.9999 seconds too early. And
in any case, the symptom here would be all or nothing. It can't explain
a truncated log message.


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