Re: File Locking Question

Lew <lew@lewscanon.nospam>
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 22:00:26 -0400
Arne Vajh??j wrote:

#Whether or not a lock actually prevents another program from
#accessing the content of the locked region is system-dependent and
#therefore unspecified. The native file-locking facilities of some
#systems are merely advisory, meaning that programs must cooperatively
#observe a known locking protocol in order to guarantee data integrity.
#On other systems native file locks are mandatory, meaning that if one
#program locks a region of a file then other programs are actually
#prevented from accessing that region in a way that would violate the
#lock. On yet other systems, whether native file locks are advisory or
#mandatory is configurable on a per-file basis. To ensure consistent and
#correct behavior across platforms, it is strongly recommended that the
#locks provided by this API be used as if they were advisory locks.

Hey, that's the exact same quote that Oliver Wong cited when he answered the
OP's OP!

Oliver Wong a dit:


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