patch to avoid race condition in rsync 2.5.6
paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Wed May 21 00:57:13 EST 2003
On Tue 20 May 2003, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> There is a small race condition in rsync 2.5.6. When the transfer is
> finished, and the file is moved into place, there is a short time
> period where the new file is in place with the wrong permissions.
> When using rsync on a busy email server to replace the exim config
> file with a new file, exim will produce several complaints in that
> short period. This small patch fixes the problem, by making sure the
> new file is given the correct permissions before it is moved into
Hmm, might this not lead to the situation that the file can't be renamed
due to the permissions in some cases?
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