I've run into this before with SWISH::API and am now reminded [again]
that I need to do something about it. but what?
the issue is:
I've got an open SWISH::API handle tied to an index, and the index
changes. Typically this is when a cron job creates a new index and
renames it to the existing index. My running app will hang indefinitely,
ostensibly because it is tied to a file that no longer "exists" (or at
least, has changed in content).
This is an issue with things like SWISHED where I might reindex a site
and the SWISHED needs to be SIGHUP'd or something. That's not optimal.
Is there already a [undocumented?] way of stat()'ing the index (or
something like that) to check that the open handle is still valid, and
then destroying the old handle and creating a new one?
Is this the kind of thing that my Perl code should/could handle, or
should I be thinking about writing some kind of patch for the SWISH::API
Peter Karman . http://www.cray.com/craydoc/ . karman(at)not-real.cray.com
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Received on Thu Jan 6 14:30:00 2005