Reading a XML document embeeded in a logfile

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 19 17:01:13 BST 1998

James Grimm wrote:

> I really like this solution (and pardon me if I reuse the idea), but
> there is still the little problem of locking the "logentries" file.

That's a problem with every logfile.  About all you can do is use
an atomic system call like write() and hope for the best.  (Obviously,
don't make the entry too vulgar big, either.)

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