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SubjectRe: Lockless file reading
Timo Sirainen wrote:
> Maybe it would be possible to use some kind of error detection
> checksums which would guarantee that the data either is valid or isn't,
> regardless of the order in which it is written. I don't really know how
> that could be done though.

You can use a strong checksum like MD5, if that is really faster than
locking. (Over NFS it probably is faster than fcntl()-locking, for
small data blocks).

-- Jamie
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