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Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking (specifically, sequences)

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking (specifically, sequences)
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:44:36 -0500

Ken wrote:

> Yeah, but until (relatively) recently, that could result
> in corrupted sequences.  I'm just trying to imagine how
> people could be doing that since it can break, today.

They live with it, I suppose.  I don't rely on sequences
for anything important.

(And shouldn't that be "now" instead of "until (relatively)

> - If you're going to MODIFY the sequence file (which ends
>   up being a large number of programs, actually), it needs
>   to be write-locked the whole time you're fiddling with
>   it.

That sounds like a problem to me.  Could an inc have to
wait a half hour for a refile/folder -pack/or any of a
large number of other operations to finish?


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