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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] Race condition in changes

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] Race condition in changes
Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 09:15:46 +1000

On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 20:04, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 06:40:13AM +0000, Cron Daemon wrote:
> > unable to open file 
> > "/var/www/bugs/home/tla-bugs/,,address@hidden/original-only-dir-metadata" 
> > (File exists)
> > PANIC: I/O error
> I think that's 'changes' expressing its distaste at running
> concurrently. The working changeset should have a unique name if I
> didn't ask for it to be kept (command here was 'tla changes -q').

the working changeset should always have a unique name. If it's being
kept it should:
move an existing one out of the way.
move the working into the final position.
rm -rf the old one.

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