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Re: [Nmh-workers] MH-W intro/help request

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] MH-W intro/help request
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:42:54 -0500

Ken wrote:

> I think we always want to make sure the sequence file is consistent,
> right?  To me the choice is between "two calls to folder_read()" and
> "one call to folder_read() but have it locked during the complete
> command run".  For a web front end, the latter choice makes more
> sense.  I would argue that the former choice makes more sense for
> the average user.

Thanks, your explanation makes sense.

I wonder if the two calls are a problem with disk caching.  Though
at some point a folder will get big enough to blow the cache.

I'm not fond of -fulllock, but it does shorten to -fu.


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