draining the Maemo/Meego patch queue

Avery Pennarun apenwarr at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 14:44:08 PDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> Em Terça-feira 16 Março 2010, às 19:04:03, Colin Walters escreveu:
>> * 00_dbus-quiesce-startup-errors.patch
>> No upstream bug.  I'm a bit on the fence on this one.  What we should
>> actually probably do is try again after a short period of time.  I
>> admit it's lame we just fail right now.
> Hmm... if we read the file while it's in-flight, shouldn't we get a new
> notification from the filesystem when it's changed again? Won't we read the file
> again at that time?
> If that's the case, I'd say just quickly skip any malformed files and don't
> cause any ill-effects -- unless the bus is starting, in which case it should
> complain and refuse to start.

That's kind of weird.  I assume it's something like dpkg making the
files incrementally.  Shouldn't it (and anything else manipulating
that directory) be replacing the files atomically to be safe?


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