HP-UX 11i and largefiles on rsync 2.6.2
c.shoemaker at cox.net
Thu Jul 29 06:59:42 GMT 2004
On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 10:57:58AM -0700, Steve Bonds wrote:
> > HP-UX?
> Alas, no. The mkstemp man page suggests using tmpfile() instead, which
> generally means that HP won't fix any problems.
> ----- mktemp(3C)
> These functions are provided solely for backward compatibility and
> importability of applications, and are not recommended for new
> applications where portability is important. For portable
> applications, use tmpfile() instead (see tmpfile(3S)).
Maybe we should follow this advice.
> The tempnam()/tmpfile() combination seems particularly difficult to use
> compared with mkstemp(). I especially liked this warning:
> ----- tmpnam(3S)
> Between the time a file name is created and the file is opened, it is
> possible for some other process to create a file with the same name.
> This can never happen if that other process is using these functions
> or mktemp, and the file names are chosen such that duplication by
> other means is unlikely.
Can we use tmpfile without tmpname?
> At least HP documents their race conditions, eh? :(
> -- Steve
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