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Re: Is archiving synchronized ?
On Monday 30 January 2006 00:51, Prasad Venkata Boddupalli wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> >> If 2 or more processes insert files into the same archive, are the
> >> accesses serialized ? If not, the integrity of the archive file is
> >> suspect. Isn't it so ?
> > It's your responsibility to lock the archive, in that case.
> Thank you. I was just wondering if 'ar' acquires write-lock on the
> archive file before pushing the file in.
iirc, ar just creates a temp file in the same dir as the ar you're working on,
utilizes that for updates, and then renames it to the original file