[Adium-devl] Exclusive write access when using AIXMLAppender?

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Tue Feb 20 01:30:41 UTC 2007


Or, we shouldn't allow multiple copies of Adium to be open with the  
same profile.

Since this same sort of thing will happen with other files  
(preferences), and generally cause a mess. This is why the profile  
feature exists, essentially.

-Colin

On Feb 19, 2007, at 5:13 AM, Evan Schoenberg wrote:

> I had 2 copies of Adium running at one point, both signed into AIM  
> on the same computer.  Messages were therefore received twice.  Any  
> logs which spanned that timeframe are corrupt, because the two  
> AIXMLAppender (one in each client) had a field day appending and  
> seeking, overwriting one another.  Can we open the log for exclusive  
> write access such that an attempt to write to it from another  
> location would fail?
>
> -Evan
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