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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: 6.0.20 - New behavior on conf/Catalina/<host>/<ctxpath>.xml update. Why redeploy?
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:00:39 GMT
Peter Crowther wrote:
> I know it's bad form to reply to my original mail - sorry!
> 
> 2009/9/30 Peter Crowther <peter.crowther@melandra.com>:
>> I wonder whether this is a race condition with some text editors.  For
>> example, if vi operated in the following way:
>> 1) Rename context.xml to context.xml~
>> 2) Create context.xml, write contents, close file
>> ... then a poll of the state of context.xml between 1 and 2 would show
>> context.xml as missing.
> 
> A swift perusal of the vim/gvim sources indicates that at least those
> two editors operate in exactly this way.  There's a small period when
> the file would appear not to be present if polled.

That could explain what Igor saw although the odds of it happening must
be pretty small. Could you raise a bug for this in Bugzilla? For the fix
I'm thinking along the lines of waiting 500ms if the file appears to be
deleted to check that it doesn't re-appear before continuing.

Mark




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