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Re: error in server-running-p on M$

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: error in server-running-p on M$
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:57:13 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> To avoid clobbering 1's auth file.
> Then, it is not really necessary to connect with 1's server. Just the
> fact that there's a local Emacs with the same PID that the one saved
> in the authentication file, and acting as a local server, should be
> reason enough for 2 to refuse overwriting the auth file.

As explained earlier, I thought it would be better to try and connect
than to try and check the PID, but I now think you're right: checking
the PID is probably a simpler solution (at least if stopping the server
properly removes the entry from the file).

>> Assuming that server-start is changed to signal an error if
>> server-running-p returns non-nil, could you show us again the scenario
>> where the auth file is clobbered and in what way it's clobbered?
> No, I've never claimed that.



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