[Mailman-Developers] race condition in locking ?

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 23:47:57 +0100

On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 09:22:43PM +0100, Ricardo Kustner wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 08:56:30PM +0100, Ricardo Kustner wrote:
> > about 10 posts at the same time... maybe it could be a timing thing which is more
> > likely to happen if the load is quite high (which happens quite soon as my server
> > isn't that powerfull :) ) Anyway i'm willing to test out any new changes to the
> > locking code in my setup...
> well i patched my copy of MM with the diff Thomas had just posted, and
> then i tried to approve about 16 posts and I still got another assertion error :(

> maybe i just need to start saving some money for a more powerfull machine :)

Or perhaps you're experiencing an entirely differnet problem. Or a very
related, but slightly different problem. Or perhaps this method of locking
does not work on the type of machine, operating system and/or filesystem you
are using. If you want, I can take a look at your AssertionError, see what
caused it. If not, and it's a generic Mailman bug, I'll eventually hit it
myself, anyway ;)

Out of curiosity, the mailinglist you're running on mailman, that wouldn't
happen to be the MissJanet mailing list that you used to run at XS4ALL,
would it? ;)

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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