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

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking - which to use?
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 21:13:16 -0500

On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:41:11 EST, David Levine said:

> 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?

If /bin/mail uses fcnt, but the user *can't* use fcntl, both the user or
the system should be taken out back and shot.  A system where the
system-provided mail facility uses a locking scheme not available to the
user is just too broken to live.

And the user who chose such a broken system is just too stupid to live.

(Sorry, am in a cranky mood today, I've spent far too much of my $DAYJOB
lately fighting with too-broken-to-live software packages...)

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