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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 15:41:11 -0500

Valdis wrote:

> On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:25:13 EST, David Levine said:
> > What if the user also uses an application that writes to the
> > mail spool but uses a different locking scheme than /bin/mail?
> Then the other app is busticated, pure and simple.  There's no really sane
> choice for locking the mail spool than "exactly the same thing that the
> system /bin/mail uses".

What if the user doesn't want to/can't use fcntl, and that's what
/bin/mail uses, and the user removes it in favor of something else?

My point is that I don't see a problem leaving the knob here.


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