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Re: bootstrap not regenerating some *loaddefs

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: bootstrap not regenerating some *loaddefs
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 18:46:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Stefan Monnier wrote:

>> loaddefs and friends. In a parallel make, loaddefs etc could be
>> changed while custom-deps/finder-data were trying to read them.
> BTW, why is that a problem?  Since those files contain nothing useful
> w.r.t the function that scans them, I'd expect that whichever
> intermediate state they happen to see would still result in the
> same nothingness.



   To read a file emacs does a stat syscall followed by an open call.
   In the parallel make case it is possible that loaddefs.el gets
   deleted in between those 2 calls...

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