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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 21:41:09 -0500

Valdis wrote:

> 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.

I agree.  I never said that any of the locking schemes isn't
available to the user.  To try to save you a response (and I
should know better by now):  "can't use fcntl" could be for
other reasons than "not available".

I'm all for choosing more sensible defaults.


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