[Python-Dev] mmap.flush [was: NeedsReview keyword]

Ralf Schmitt schmir at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 23:37:32 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:20 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>

> >     > the flush fails but the programs fails to recognize it? i.e. the
> >     program
> >     > assumes the data is written to disk but it isn't?
> >
> >     Why would the program fail to recognize it? It should just look at
> the
> >     result being returned.
> >
> >
> > sorry no.
> Sorry no what?

mmap.flush returns different values for windows/unix like platforms in case
it succeeds.
mmap.flush raises an exception on unix like platforms for errors.
mmap.flush returns 0 on windows for errors. This is the value which is
returned on unix like platforms for a successful call.
The documentation for mmap.flush does not even mention a return value.

so, still: sorry no, the application should not just look at the result
being returned. The mmap.flush method should be fixed.

> Regards,
> Martin
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