RE: GNOME registry
- From: "Fox, Kevin M" <kmfox bhi010 bhi-erc com>
- To: "'drepper cygnus com'" <drepper cygnus com>, Miguel de Icaza <miguel nuclecu unam mx>
- Cc: "'gnome-list gnome org'" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: RE: GNOME registry
- Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 16:08:22 -0800
If the config library is written, you could use a flat file on filesystems
that support config file locking, and LDAP or whatever on ones that don't.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulrich Drepper [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 4:01 PM
> To: Miguel de Icaza
> Subject: Re: GNOME registry
> Miguel de Icaza <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > The only way that will work reliably over NFS is using mkdir to create
> > a temporary file. On top of that, picture crashing problems, so you
> > need to add timeout code to remove the directory if it fails and hope
> > the failure was real.
> Well, this is correct but nevertheless it should be configurable.
> Maybe even at runtime.
> Using locking dorectories is the safest, but also slowest solution and
> has the problem with stale directories. If it is known for the local
> environment that POSIX locking works it should be used. Using Linux's
> kernel NFS implementation it should work now, also Solaris and Irix
> machines should be fine. In situations like this it wouldn't be very
> smart to use directories.
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