User bus conclusion
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Sat Nov 13 06:34:35 PST 2010
On Wed Nov 10 21:06, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> The only remaining issue then is $HOME on NFS, which would still require
> people to deal with file locking or the non-existance of it in some sane
> way. NFS is unfixably broken at this time, so maybe GApplication should
> simply take a special flag that would block multiple instances of the
> same app running across the network. i.e. some simple flag that does the
> right thing to implement Firefox-like "run-me-only-once" behaviour. That
> way everybody who is able to do fine with lock-less atomic-rename-based
> file atomicity should fine without this flag, and everybody else can
> just set the flag if he doesn't want to spend to much brains on this.
This is a big no-go for me. It's a _bug_ if I can't log into two machines on a
shared home directory at once, people should be fixing it so that this works,
not breaking it so that I can't do it at all.
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