[OE-core] [PATCH 1/2] sstate: Improve move into place op and touch file

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Sun Jan 12 14:45:29 UTC 2020

Depending on the kernel and coreutils cersion, mv operations test for existence
of files and can potentially race. It also leads to the file always changing which
leads to potential problems if using and NFS share and there are other readers.

Using ln instead means we don't overwrite the file if it already exists meaning
other readers aren't disrupted and should work more reliably on NFS which is used
for sstate on the autobuilder.

Since we're not overwriting files, touch the file to show activity as would have
been done it it were reused from sstate.

Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org>
 meta/classes/sstate.bbclass | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/meta/classes/sstate.bbclass b/meta/classes/sstate.bbclass
index 356fe7ec180..b4ffffcd98b 100644
--- a/meta/classes/sstate.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/sstate.bbclass
@@ -776,6 +776,7 @@ sstate_task_postfunc[dirs] = "${WORKDIR}"
 sstate_create_package () {
 	# Exit early if it already exists
 	if [ -e ${SSTATE_PKG} ]; then
+		touch ${SSTATE_PKG}
@@ -803,10 +804,13 @@ sstate_create_package () {
 	chmod 0664 $TFILE
 	# Skip if it was already created by some other process
 	if [ ! -e ${SSTATE_PKG} ]; then
-		mv -f $TFILE ${SSTATE_PKG}
+		# Move into place using ln to attempt an atomic op.
+		# Abort if it already exists
+		ln $TFILE ${SSTATE_PKG} && rm $TFILE
 		rm $TFILE
+	touch ${SSTATE_PKG}
 python sstate_sign_package () {

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