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SubjectRe: broken flock() in linux 1.3.95
On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Mike Castle wrote:
>
> 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?
Nothing unexpected other than locking will not work (IMHO). Ie, e.g.
two pines are happily accesing the same mailbox and they dont complain
saying "another pine is accessing mailbox, session is readonly"...

Regards,
Tigran.


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