Suspend/resume idea

Howard Cheng (
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 16:33:05 -0600 (MDT)


How about this for a suspend/resume idea: Just before the client go
out and ask for a key block, it checks to see if a file with a certain
file name exists in the local directory (say, des-susp). If it
doesn't exist, then it keeps on going. Otherwise, it goes into a loop
of sleeping and waking up to check if the file is still there (say
every 5 minutes).

This has the advantage that the client will not be stopped until
the current key block is done.

Comments, anyone?


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