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Re: Google desktop is evil!

From: Allan Streib <streib_at_cs.indiana.edu>
Date: 2005-05-03 21:47:30 CEST

Richard Harding wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 13:51 -0500, Allan Streib wrote:
>
>
>>Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>
>>
>>>It's no more evil than any antivirus software, which also intercepts
>>>file-writes. People get theses same sort of problems all the time
>>>with antivirus software. A subversion process creates a file (or
>>>directory) then rapidly tries to delete it, but fails because the
>>>antivirus software (or indexing software) is still reading/examining
>>>the file.
>>>
>>>I suspect similar things might happen with OSX Tiger's new 'spotlight'
>>>feature.
>>>
>>>
>>Hey I wonder if that is what is going on with my intermittent Berkeley
>>DB errors (see thread "Berkeley DB error while opening 'strings' table")
>>
>>Allan
>>
>>
>
>I don't think so, I read in Ars that the spotlight feature was built
>into the kernel file I/O operations so that the indexer only runs during
>the first time you turn on after install. The rest of the updates are
>done as files are added/modified during normal operations.
>
>
Sorry, I was referring to real-time anti-virus, not Spotlight. I am
running a svnserve on a Windows 2003 box, and getting occasional
Berkeley DB errors that I cannot reproduce on the command line.

Allan

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