file locking...

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sun Mar 1 18:50:29 CET 2009

En Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:39:56 -0200, bruce <bedouglas at>  

> the issue that i'm looking at is analogous to a FIFO, where i have lots  
> of
> files being shoved in a dir from different processes.. on the other end,  
> i
> want to allow mutiple client processes to access unique groups of these
> files as fast as possible.. access being fetch/gather/process/delete the
> files. each file is only handled by a single client process.

I still fail to see why do you need any locking. Could you provide a  
concrete example?

Suppose I have 26 processes, each one handles files starting with a  
certain letter. This example fits your description perfectly, and no  
locking is needed at all.

Gabriel Genellina

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