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Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking - which to use?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking - which to use?
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:25:13 -0500

> 1) System mailbox locking
> This must use the same scheme as the platform's /bin/mail and friends
> use.

In some cases, that's fcntl.

> The configure script needs to set the appropriate value based on
> the platform it's being run on.

configure can't do that unless it looks at all the applications
that might write to the mail spool.

> Configure also needs to determine
> whether inc needs setgid on that platform.

It already does.

> The user should never have to override these, and I don't think we
> should even provide a knob to let them to do so.

What if the user also uses an application that writes to the
mail spool but uses a different locking scheme than /bin/mail?


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