RFC - bootscript error reporting

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at nospam.dot
Thu Jan 29 12:21:39 PST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Bill's LFS Login wrote:
> > I'm not sure about this one. I used to think that (true for real *IX).
> > IIRC, someone pointed out that if the open and writes are non-blocking,
> > the Linux kernel will let you proceed. But you see where my next point
> > will go, right? BTW, I *think* I tested that non-blocking hypothesis and
> > it was correct. But I would have to test again to confirm. And it may be
> > that the kernel lets you open, but blocks you on write. I *seem* to
> > recall that as the result of the test.
> I was just going by the latest man-page and info file for mkfifo, which
> could certainly be out of date. However, I suspect that the actual FIFO
> implementation in the kernel implies that there is no buffer in
> existence unless a reader is attached to the FIFO.

I hope that is true because it is the way I always thought it was (and I
resist change!  ;)

We'll let the bootscripts folks discover the truth. Agreed?  >:-)

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Bill Maltby
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