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Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> writes:

> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> > 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...
> I think flock can fail across NFS in certain situations, but I'm no
> locking expert.

Hmm, but why would that cause a problem with mailers/programs that use
lockfile locking *and* flock/fcntl locking at the same time?

John Goerzen          | Running Debian GNU/Linux (www.debian.org)
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