HDB style locks (was "kermit")
> > 1) The lock files, while in the correct place, are not of the correct
> > format. The pid is stored in binary format, while the fsstnd 1.0
> > requires that the lock file format be "HDB style ... locking process ID
> > in ASCII, padded with leading zeroes to ten characters, followed by a
> > newline." A small patch to ckutio.c was required to force the leading
> > zeroes. Does anyone sure that HDB UUCP *requires* the leading 0's?
Okay, thanks to Dan for researching the HDB format. I half-suspected that
kermit wasn't wrong on that issue. So, in regards to my recent patch to
C-kermit 189, simply remove the patch to ckutio.c at the end. The Makefile
patch still stands.
> device name has upper case letters. System V Release 4 UUCP forms the
> lock file name using the major and minor device numbers rather than
> the device name (this is pretty sensible if you think about it).
> FSSTND decided against the SCO and SVR4 implementations for various
That's a shame. It is a VERY sensible format, and the benefits are
probably worth the porting effort. Hopefully Debian will one day be
available in a *BSD-style /usr/src tree, so large-scale changes like this
would be less painful. On the other hand, there's still a lot of pain,
especially for the non-"professional" porter.