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Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

> 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?

The only problem I know of is that with two locking schemes, if all
programs don't agree on the schemes and the order of their use, you
can end up with nasty deadlock situations.


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