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Re: [Win32] Problem with rename()

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Peter Brant" <Peter(dot)Brant(at)wicourts(dot)gov>,"Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"<Qingqing Zhou" <zhouqq(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu>, <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [Win32] Problem with rename()
Date: 2006-04-18 15:31:06
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> > Looking at our code, we have the comment:
> > 	/* These flags allow concurrent rename/unlink */
> > 					(FILE_SHARE_READ |
> > But I'm not sure that those flags actually guarantee that. 
> They do allow
> > concurrent unlink, but not necessarily rename. I read 
> elsewhere that it
> > should work, but can't find backing docs on MSDN. Seems it 
> works in most
> > cases, but perhaps there are some where it doesn't?
> I think there are two different cases involved in rename:
> 1. Someone has a handle for the file-to-be-renamed;
> 2. Someone has a handle for the file that is to be deleted 
> (ie currently
>    has the name being renamed to).
> If #2 doesn't work then we've got serious problems.  I think 
> though that
> #1 can only occur in the context of WAL segment recycling, so we can
> probably work around it if that doesn't work.

The problem reported here was 1. Nobody had handles to the new filename.
I don't think I've seen any reports of issue 2, but most were never
researched to this depth (because most were just a case of


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