[Geany-devel] altername session management implementation

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon May 24 10:38:12 UTC 2010

On 24 May 2010 18:16, Dimitar Zhekov <hamster at mbox.contact.bg> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 May 2010 14:38:53 +1000
> Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Comments from "Multiple instances of Geany issues" thread...
>> > I think so too, and my X sm is raceless, so..
>> AFAICT only partly raceless, please point me to where I've
>> misunderstood, I'm not that great at reading diffs.
>> My understanding is:
>> [...]
>> For projects I can't see where it saves different versions for each
>> instance on a session manager save so there can be a race here.
> It doesn't save the projects at all. A project consists of:
> - Settings - these are saved by the Project -> Properties function.
> - List of open files - saved into geany-smclientid.conf.
> Since my goal is to continue a restarted session as if it was never
> interrupted (well, with the exception of the editor files), not saving
> the project is the right thing to do.

Ok, that sounds like it will work.

>> [...]
>> And I just thought of another one, filetypes files, see
>> filetypes_save_commands() called from main_quit() so there can be a
>> race here too I think.
> Yes, if 2+ sessions have modified the commands for the same file
> type... Which brings questions belonging to the save settings thread,
> so I'll answer there.
>> If locking still needed, what problems do you see?? On filesystems and
>> platforms where it works it will remove races, on platforms where it
>> doesn't work things won't be any worse than they are without it.
> Perhaps I'm too wary. The only case I can think about is a network
> directory configured so that the files are writable, but not deletable
> (a reasonable precaution for a shared directory). In such a case,
> O_EXCL will leave stalled files, and rename will fail too.
> Under *ix, the configuration directory should have deletable files
> anyway, otherwise the socket/symlink will not work properly.

So lets fix filetypes IAW your other reply and forget the locks.


PS I hope noone decides to catch SIGHUP and start saving things :-(

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