raw file write from non-owning thread

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Tue Aug 8 08:24:11 CEST 2006

On 2006-08-07 21:14, Reto Kramer wrote:
> Can someone help me understand how I can write to a raw file from a 
> process other than the one that opened the file?

it could be impossible. from the documenation:

     The raw option allows faster access to a file, because no Erlang 
process is needed to handle the file. However, a file opened in this way 
has the following limitations:

         * The functions in the io module cannot be used, because they 
can only talk to an Erlang process. Instead, use the read/2 and write/2 
==>     * Only the Erlang process which opened the file can use it.
         * A remote Erlang file server cannot be used; the computer on 
which the Erlang node is running must have access to the file system 
(directly or through NFS).

    EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

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