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bug#9800: Incomplete truncated file buffers from the /proc filesystem


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#9800: Incomplete truncated file buffers from the /proc filesystem
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:54:22 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:36:01 +0200
> Cc: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 
> >> It strikes me that regular files can go as you read them, too,
> >> and that Emacs is not doing this properly.  That is, Emacs should
> >> be fixed so that it continues to read from a growing regular file
> >> until a proper EOF is reached (i.e., until read returns 0).
> >
> > Sounds like a good idea, but remember to bail out some time before
> > reading the infinitely big files to the very end.  :-)
> 
> Maybe limit the reading by the value of `large-file-warning-threshold'.

IMO, that value is ridiculously low for such use.  Maybe multiply it
by some large factor.





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