elb at pidgin.im
Fri Nov 16 07:44:00 EST 2007
Kevin Stange spake unto us the following wisdom:
> kstange at pidgin.im wrote:
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> I believe I've correctly implemented a workaround for this. The problem
> is that the pull was hanging, in this case for over an hour. I used the
> DB journal as a lock file and modified the script to kill the pull after
> a 270 second timeout, just shy of five minutes.
I am not at *all* sure that using the journal as a lockfile is safe.
(It may be, I am not saying it certainly is not.) 270 seconds is a
reasonably conservative pull timeout.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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