[Melbourne-pm] An intermittent problem with open for append

Paul Fenwick pjf at perltraining.com.au
Wed May 28 05:47:54 PDT 2008

G'day Scott/MPM,

Scott Penrose wrote:

> Sorry no, the record will still be mangled. Flushing does not fix that. 
> If you are writing something greater than the buffer size the only 
> answer is locking, nothing else works.

Oops, I meant to qualify that with "provided your records are less than the 
atomic buffer size".  You're quite right that if we hit records bigger than 
our atomic buffer, we have to move to locking.



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