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[mkgmap-dev] possible problem if output dir doesn't exist

From GerdP gpetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Sun Aug 25 19:36:42 BST 2013

Hi Steve,

thanks for the patch. I did not test it, but it looks good to me.


Steve Ratcliffe wrote
> Hi Gerd
>> I've just noted for the first time that mkgmap may fail if the output
>> directory doesn't exist and -max-jobs is used.
>> to be fixed with a threadlocal variable?
> A thread local variable is almost never the correct way to fix a thread 
> problem.
> I think that in this case where the return from mkdirs() does
> not distinguish between failure and directory already existing
> we should just ignore the return value and test if the directory
> does actually exist afterwards.
> Patch attached. Of course there can still be multiple messages, but
> I don't see that as a problem.
> Could remove the message about creating the directory altogether, in 
> which case the 'if exists' part could be removed too since mkdirs() 
> tests if the directory exists as the first thing it does itself.
> ..Steve
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> Race_on_create_directory_.patch (758 bytes)
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