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Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)



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John Goerzen:
> Why are we using dotfile locking only?  There are much better
> mechanisms (flock, etc.) that should be used instead.  I can see no
> place where dotfile locking would work and flock-style locking would fail...

NFS. Scripts that use procmail's lockfile.

(If it doesn't already, the policy manual should explain the
reasons behind policy. I'd check if it does, but I don't have
a copy and am offline.)

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