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Re: [logrotate] File handling questions.



On Sat, May 08, 1999 at 12:58:32AM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Tell me if I'm wrong... but if the `logrotate' process runs out of
> > time, a process switch happens, (or just happens at the same time, on
> > an SMP box), then `syslogd' runs and writes to the file, right after
> > the copy, but before the truncate, won't there be data loss?
> 
> Yes, it's a race.

Apparently it's not, msg on -devel.

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