pyth at devel.trillke.net
Tue Jan 14 05:50:47 EST 2003
Robin Becker wrote:
> In message <20030114092127.C349 at prim.han.de>, holger krekel
> <pyth at devel.trillke.net> writes
> >Robin Becker wrote:
> >8 machines? are you using nfs? then i don't think you should try
> >to do locking. It's been a problem with smtp+mailprogramms forever
> >and in the end the mailbox format (each message a file) appears to be
> >the simplest working solution.
> unfortunately I don't know the architecture very well, it's some solaris
> webserver front end, the web people hate putting our (non-java) stuff
> there so they're giving us a standalone document production system.
> >Anyway, couldn't you create a file for each message/process? another
> >process could gather it so you wouldn't have to care for locking at all.
> >you may need an end marker so that the gathering process doesn't
> >assume a message is complete too early.
> The processes are all cgi-scripts. Currently we have a log file for each
> machine/script. The scripts take about two seconds to complete and the
> (short I hope) log entry is written at termination using
> f = open(logfile, "a")
If you have the freedom to choose the logfilename then why
not use a new filename for *each* message? (that was my
suggestion). You might want to prepend a timestamp
if you can't reliably access 'mtime' on that machine.
Reading all the messages in and sorting them is easy.
This is way simpler than any locking scheme.
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