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Re: [PATCH] autorevert.el -- revert fix for Windows platform

From: Jari Aalto
Subject: Re: [PATCH] autorevert.el -- revert fix for Windows platform
Date: 23 Mar 2007 19:31:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Looking at the code, this will probably fail on network drives
> > that are accessed by UNC paths.
> Jari, can you confirm that this problem happens for you only with
> UNC style file names?

This happens in local PC disk. No UNC involved.

> If not, please provide a self-contained test case that we could try to
> see what is going wrong.

Have some process that keeps a file open while the data is being
written to it. The file is never closed (only if process terminated).
This is happens e.g with firewalls(*) that do not close the file in
between log writes.


(*) In Windows:
1. Download Jetico Personal Firewall 2.x, install, configure, start 
   http://www.jetico.com/ (Free)
2. Open Emacs, M-x global-auto-revert-mode
3. Load Jetico's firewall log C-x C-f path/to/jpfsrv.log

Watch the file grow on disk (Windows Eplorer), but no revert happens
in Emacs buffer.

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