[Dirvish] patch for dirvish, long backups would overlap

Eric Searcy emsearcy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 01:42:58 UTC 2011

On Jan 2, 2011, at 2:13 PM, John Altstadt wrote:

> +     if (! -f $lock_file)
> +     {
> +         open(LOCK, "+>", $lock_file) or seppuku 150, "cannot create $lock_file";
> +
> I felt it was about time I contributed something back to the community again. Please feel free to use this patch or criticize it as you see fit. It works for me.

Good idea.  And for a suggestion: you should use a exclusive file lock (non-blocking to get the same behavior where you don't wait) to avoid the race condition that exists in the above code.


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