Re: Bug or feature?

* Arpad Biro <biro_arpad yahoo com>, 16/03/2003, 03:42

> > > A large VFS timeout can cause strange behaviour in archive file
> > > handling:
> > 
> > This is what F9 - c - e (Menu -> Command -> Free VFSs now) is for.
> Correct, but try telling this to users. They will consider this a bug
> when they encounter this situation. How should they know about VFS and
> such?

A quick shot in the dark, without looking at the code: would it be
possible to add an mtime based sanity check for "file-based" VFSs
(eg. archives, patchfs, debfs, rpmfs ... as opposed to ftpfs, smbfs,
fish, ...), and enforce a "Free VFS now" if the original file has
been modified since it (or its contents) was cached?

-  Thomas "ZlatkO" Zajic    <zlatko gmx at>     Linux-2.4.19 & Mutt-1.4i  -
-  "It is not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw."  (M. C.)  -

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