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SubjectRE: What protects f_pos?

> writes:
> > This looks like it's a bug to me.... although if you have multiple
> > threads hitting a file descriptor at the same time, you're pretty much
> > asking for trouble.
> Yes, I haven't been able to come up with an example that might trigger
> this that wasn't dubious to begin with. I'll raise this again at a
> convenient time during 2.5.
> David

Suppose you had a multithreaded program that used a configuration file with
a group of fixed-length blocks indicating what work it had to do. Each
thread read a block from the file and then did the work. One might think
that there's no need to protect the file descriptor with a mutex.


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