|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] (fwd) Re: C++ File Lokcing
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From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: C++ File Lokcing
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:17:03 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:55:36 -0400, Victor Bazarov wrote:
> On 6/7/2011 11:54 AM, ruben safir wrote:
>> On 06/07/2011 02:33 AM, Stefan Ram wrote:
>>> "osmium" writes:
>>>> "ruben safir" wrote:
>>>>> Is there a C++ specific means of file locking?
>>>> No. File locking is provided by the operating system, not an ordinary
>>>> program, which is what a C++ compiler produces.
>>> This must be the correct answer, because Linus Torvalds also says that
>>> a C++ compiler cannot produce an operating system!
>>> (The real reason is - of coures - just that the C++ standard library
>>> does not provide this feature, but this might change in the future.)
>> I have to do file locking on Linux. Do you have a recommendation?
> How about news:comp.os.linux.development.apps ?
But Victor, if you can't file lock with posix file locking, then there is
almost no use of ios_base for file systems. You have to lock files on a
multiuser OS before you write to them. Can you get the file descriptor
from ofsream or can you feed flock()?
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