[Python-ideas] Cross-platform lockfile
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Aug 14 11:30:02 CEST 2011
David Townshend <aquavitae69 at gmail.com>
> As far as I can make out, this package [PyPI's ‘lockfile’] is designed
> to lock files from access by different threads within a program by
> using a ".lock" file. I can't see how this could lock a file from
> external modification.
You're right, ‘lockfile’ is for the cooperative locking conventions
common on most operating systems. It doesn't implement mandatory
exclusive locking of resources.
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