Subject: Re: corrupt METALOG files on SMP machines with UNPRIVED build
To: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian Limpach <chris@Pin.LU>
Date: 05/22/2002 16:17:39
> I've just built an acorn26 release under Linux with -j 2 on an SMP
> and the only glitches in the METALOG were caused by
> share/zoneinfo/Makefile's writing directly to the METALOG without locking
> it. I'll file a PR on that.
yes, I noticed the same yesterday. There's a few more places where
>>METALOG is used...
> > The corrupt lines will look like
> OTOH this isn't associated with share/zoneinfo, so you seem to have
actually not... I didn't have an actual corrupt metalog file around when I
posted, I believe now that I also probably only ever saw corrupt lines
associated with share/zoneinfo. I hadn't noticed the first time around that
it was only happening within zoneinfo and not everywhere where there are
many small files being installed.