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Re: NFS lockfiles etc: alpha implementation

On 22 Jun 1997, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> After all the talk about NFS lockfiles etc, and checking out
> Lars's "publib", I decided to write the locking functions
> from scratch. Well not totally, it's partially based on the
> qpopper locking stuff (which I also wrote).
> ftp://ftp.cistron.nl/pub/people/miquels/testing/liblockfile-0.1.tar.gz
> I still need to write manpages and documentation, and I need to
> debianize the package, but I think the locking functions are OK.

Wow! Thanks a lot for putting this library together. I think that is what
we all have waited for.

I want to make it policy, that every mailer package (and other packages
that need looking, too) has to use this package. Therefore, a few steps
are necessary now:

   1. Someone else should review/test the lib if it's working well
concerning all possible NFS situations.

   2. The functions should be documented in a few lines. A shared library
should be provided and all should be packaged up in a `.deb' 

   3. I'll make the necessary changes to the policy manual and present it
here for discussion. 

   4. Someone (Karl?) should check the existing Perl module if it is
compatible to this library and adopt it if necessary. This should be
packaged up, too.

Anyways, _many_ thanks for writing this lib!



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