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Re: [RFA] Fixing mkinstalldirs to avoid non-thread-safe mkdir -p
firstname.lastname@example.org (Russ Allbery) wrote on 08.02.04 in <email@example.com>:
> Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I'd like to propose this patch for GCC 3.4; it fixes a stupid regression
> > on Solaris 2.7 / Solaris 8, where mkdir -p is not thread-safe.
> I'm not sure thread-safe is the word that you want here, since mkdir
> itself is not threaded. When that phrase was first used in this thread,
> my immediate reaction is "why would that matter?"
> I don't know if there's another good word that means "not safe against
> concurrent invocation."
"multitasking-safe", I'd think.
"Not badly broken" is fine, too.