mstenber at cc.Helsinki.FI
Mon Jun 7 06:47:02 CEST 1999
"Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us> writes:
> You might want to look at Mailman's flock.py module. The doc string
> Portable (?) file locking with timeouts.
> This code should work with all versions of NFS.
> The algorithm was suggested by the GNU/Linux open() man page. Make
> sure no malicious people have access to link() to the lock file.
> It's also been banged on quite a bit, although I'll make no guarantees
> that it's bug free. It's probably pretty close tho'.
At least on our HP-UX devel box (HP-UX 11.0) it failed miserably, didn't
have the time to examine why, though.
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