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Aahz firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
[responding very late]
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
Delete the stale lock file silently and continue as though it didn't exist. (and, of course, create another one for the current process)
This should be determined by the API -- for example, a process running against an NFS disk that may be run from any of several servers but should only run on one server at any time ought to abort if there's a stale PID file.
This and several other issues make PID file handling quite a thorny subject, and I'm working with Skip Montanaro on an implementation separated from the daemon PEP 3143.
The current PEP 3143 delegates all these decisions (by not mentioning them at all) to the context manager ‘__entry__’ and ‘__exit__’ of an optional ‘pidfile’ parameter.
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