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Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)

jgoerzen@complete.org said:

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

Last time this discussion came up, Bruce found some info in the debian mail archive related to this. Can't find it now, though. If I remember correctly, the problem is that flock/fcntl locking on NFS mounted filesystems can cause complete lockup ( :-) ) of the process.

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