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Re: stale lock files

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> Write the pid and host to the lock file. When you detect a lock and
> the lock is on the local host then check the pid is still valid. If
> not the lock is stale. If the lock is from a remote host there is
> little you can do but ask.

Why not use fcntl/lockf byte region locking on the entire file?  It
gets released as soon as the process terminates, so there are no
issues with stale locks, and it works over NFS.


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