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Re: Rename atomicity

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Rename atomicity
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 15:40:39 -0400
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On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 10:11:18AM -0700, Paul Sander wrote:
> Due to the way that the filesystem works, if the original is open for
> reading at the time of the rename, it remains open with the old data,
> and gets removed when it's closed.  So the sandbox gets the correct
> data.

There's a WinNT/2000 server now, isn't there?  (I wouldn't use it
unless forced, and I haven't been forced, so I haven't bothered
keeping up :-)  What are Windows's rename semantics?


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