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Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()

From: Brad Chisholm
Subject: Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:00:41 -0500

On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 09:58:46PM -0500, Derek R. Price wrote:
> Well, it didn't seem very hard to do, so I had configure search for
> nanosleep, usleep, and select in that order, then use them in the same
> order of preference, falling back on sleep as a last resort.  It speeds up
> 'make check' noticeably.
> Checked in.

Just curious, but will a 20 ms wait be sufficient to prevent timestamp races?
It appears the times saved in the Entries file have a granularity of 1 sec.


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