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Re: CVS update [cvs1-11-x-branch]: /ccvs/src/


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: CVS update [cvs1-11-x-branch]: /ccvs/src/
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:07:29 -0400
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Larry Jones wrote:

> Nonblocking files do not behave the way files are supposed to, so
> they should only be used in carefully controlled situations
> (basically, when you're guaranteed to have exclusive usage of the
> file).  By setting one of its standard files into nonblocking mode,
> SSH is being extremely antisocial since the file might well be
> shared with a completely unrelated application which the
> nonblocking mode will seriously jeopardize (viz CVS, but other
> applications have the same problem). Thus, the SSH folks should be
> severely beaten (metaphorically, of course) until they agree to fix
> their code.  I understand what they're trying to accomplish, but
> they're going about it in the wrong way -- they should be testing
> for writability with select before trying to write to stderr rather
> than just blindly putting stderr into nonblocking mode and
> expecting everyone else to just cope with it.


You feel like taking a go at beating on the SSH developers?
Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Derek

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