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SubjectRe: broken flock() in linux 1.3.95
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Amazingly enough Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl said:
> Ignore the messages.
> In 1.3.95 you would get screenfuls of them, making them somewhat hard to ignore.
> 1.3.96 only gives 5 - still annoying, but there is an "#if 1" that you can change
> into "#if 0" to get rid of these messages entirely.
>
> [Alternatively, if you don't know what to do with your time, you can upgrade
> libc, and recompile and reinstall a dozen or so of your old a.out binaries,
> mostly daemons.]


Now, I understand that the emulated flock() is "broken" in the
old libc code. But, I don't remember yet seeing an explanation
of what Bad Things(tm) will happen due to relying on this broken
flock().

If people DO ignore the message, what can they expect to happen?

mrc
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