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Re: [bug #60774] make hangs on fcntl lock when using -O and stdout is /d

From: David Boyce
Subject: Re: [bug #60774] make hangs on fcntl lock when using -O and stdout is /dev/null
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:29:52 -0400

Wouldn’t a less intrusive solution be to check the inode/device of stdout and 
if it’s the same as that of /dev/null just forego locking?

> On Jul 24, 2021, at 11:26 AM, Eli Zaretskii <INVALID.NOREPLY@gnu.org> wrote:
> Follow-up Comment #5, bug #60774 (project make):
> The MS-Windows port of GNU Make doesn't lock stdout (or any other standard
> device).  Instead, it uses a mutex to synchronize output.  So I think this
> problem cannot happen on Windows.
> But I see that your changeset touches quite a few places in the code which is
> Windows specific, and I wonder why did you have to do that, since the problem
> you are trying to fix doesn't exist there.  Wouldn't it be more prudent to
> leave the Windows-only code alone?
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