[Interest] QFileSystemWatcher malfunctioning
scorp1us at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 12 22:20:52 CET 2012
MD5 summing & comparing would be the only way, and even then another program would be indistinguishable if it made the same changes. However that corner case should be a moot point.
From: Bo Thorsen <bo at fioniasoftware.dk>
To: interest at qt-project.org
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Interest] QFileSystemWatcher malfunctioning
Den 12-01-2012 14:56, Atlant Schmidt skrev:
>> With this class you just do this:
>> SignalBlocker blocker(watcher);
> It seems to me that there's a race condition here.
> Unless you're taking steps to deliberately lock-out
> other processes from modifying the file, then they
> could slip in immediately before or after you modify
> the file and you would never know they'd been there
> because you have the signal blocked.
True. But if you modify the file, you have a race condition anyway,
since you don't know if that was done before or after you do this. You
might not get the modified signal before you change the file contents.
If you're after a fool proof system, don't block the filewatcher and
read it after your own changes, and check that the contents hadn't been
changed before you do it. Or use a database.
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