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Re^2: What the flock!? Concurrency issues in file writing.

by bluto (Curate)
on Oct 01, 2008 at 17:02 UTC ( #714842=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What the flock!? Concurrency issues in file writing.
in thread What the flock!? Concurrency issues in file writing.

This won't work all of the time since there is a race condition. If two processes get past the 1 until -w $file line simultaneously. One will end up die'ing when the rename fails. Update: changed "while" to "until".

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