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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: ap_my_generation: what exactly is it used for?
Date Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:56:07 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> There are a few cases where signals are lost, the generation catches
> those.  I forget the exact details, it's been a long time since I've
> analysed the signal races.

It was originally how the graceful restarts were done (i.e. if my
generation != current generation, then exit) but I believe the strategy
changed, did it not? Dunno if it was required after that.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> Dean
> 
> On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> 
> > What is the generation stuff in the scoreboard actually used for,
> > other than telling the user which processes are using the current
> > configuration? The less stuff I have to carry over from the old
> > scoreboard, the better.
> >
> > --
> > Manoj Kasichainula - manojk at io dot com - http://www.io.com/~manojk/
> > "Anybody who says 'disk is cheap' deserves to be shot." - Linus Torvalds
> >

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