[Fontconfig] Configuration File Format

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Fri Jan 14 11:05:27 EST 2005

Around 23 o'clock on Jan 13, Ciprian Popovici wrote:

> How about using /dev/null?

I think that will be a disaster for root -- anyone who can write to /dev 
will probably scramble things hopelessly.  There's a complicated little 
locking dance involved in managing the cache file which uses rename to 
atomically replace the cache.  You would end up with a regular file for 
/dev/null in this case, something you probably don't want...


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