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Re: Help with file locking



Hi,

On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 08:07:19AM -0500, John Fraser wrote:
> 
> We are working on an application that needs to grab files put onto an ext3
> filesystem as soon as they are written.  We've looked at lsof, and other
> tools, and are having troubles finding just the right mechanism to tell when
> a file has been completely written and the other process has closed the
> file.

There isn't one, basically.

> allow NFS users to put files onto the ext3 filesystem.  In both cases, we
> need low-level knowledge of when the file is written completely so we can
> grab the sucker right away.

No such interface exists, but you have the source, you could write
one!

--Stephen





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