Subject: Re: Mail and locking
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/22/1996 14:27:10
email@example.com (Matthias Scheler) writes:
> I prefer to have both. That's how I compiled my ELM and it works
> pretty well.
The thing which concerns me most is what happens when a given application
uses, say, dot locking, another uses flock(), and a third uses both?
Can there ever be a problem?
I would think that if the flock() using client thought it had a lock and
the dot one also did, Bad Things would happen to your mail.
Also, what order does ELM do the dot locking in?
I think the dot locking function should go in libutil... That would
make things much simplier since ELM could be taught to use that