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SubjectRe: Bitkeeper licence issues


On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:

> Come on Pavel, in order to make this happen, you have to
>
> a) run the installer as root
> b) know the next pid which will be allocated
> c) put the symlink in /tmp/installer$pid
>
> and do all before that pid gets used. Have you actually be able to
> do that? I'd like to see how you did so without knowing exactly when
> root was going to install the package and without filling up /tmp with
> 64,000 symlinks.

Or just sit and do getdents() until installer* shows up and then create
data*...

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