Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)
However, why is it bad if a given program (like Elm-ME+ which I
maintain, which brought the issue to my attention this time) uses
*both* locking mechanisms?
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> John Goerzen <email@example.com> 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.
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