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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Support APR_APPEND (O_APPEND) with apr_file_write on Windows
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 16:56:07 GMT
At 09:27 AM 10/25/2002, Bill Stoddard wrote:
>The only problem with this patch [...]
>
>--- readwrite.c 19 Sep 2002 12:20:20 -0000      1.1.1.1
>+++ readwrite.c 25 Oct 2002 13:44:53 -0000
>-        if (thefile->pOverlapped && !thefile->pipe) {
>-            thefile->pOverlapped->Offset     = (DWORD)thefile->filePtr;
>-            thefile->pOverlapped->OffsetHigh = (DWORD)(thefile->filePtr >>
>32);
>-        }
>-        else if (!thefile->pipe && thefile->append) {
>+        if (thefile->append && !thefile->pipe) {
>+            int rc;
>+            rc = apr_file_lock(thefile, APR_FLOCK_EXCLUSIVE);
>+            if (rc != APR_SUCCESS) {
>+                rc = APR_SUCCESS;
>+            }
>             SetFilePointer(thefile->filehand, 0, NULL, FILE_END);

You can't just drop the Overlapped test.  there is NO CURRENT POSITION
if you have opened a file for overlapped I/O.  Please don't assume that
someone won't mix the APR_APPEND bit with either APR_XTHREAD
or APR_SENDFILE_ENABLE (both of which must toggle APR_XTHREAD
so TransmitFile has an overlapped file.)

It seems you only need APR_FLOCK_WRITE in this context, we
really shouldn't lock users that are attempting to tail -f the file.
You also can't ignore the return value from the lock call.


> The only problem with this patch is that it occasionally causes the
> WriteFile to block indefinitely and all the other worker threads block on
> apr_file_lock waiting for the file lock.   I can send several thousand
> requests through the server before it hangs.  I don't see
> anything obviously
> wrong here or in apr_file_lock|unlock. Obviously I will not commit this
> until we figure out and fix what is causing the WriteFile block.
>

I suspect that's you ignoring rv != APR_SUCCESS...

Try putting this back together with the correct overlapped handling
and I'd be happy to apply it and work with if for a while.

Only one oddball concern, and that's networked files, which do very
odd things with file locking, sometimes.

Bill


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