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Re: NFS File Locking



On Wed, November 28, 2007 12:08 pm, Rick Stevens wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 09:27 -0800, Waldher, Travis R wrote:
>> Is there a command I can use to manually lock a file?
>>
>>
>>
>> My goal is to test NFS file locking with groups greater than 16.
>
> I don't know of one, but it wouldn't be hard to write.  You'd need to
> open the file, lock it via fcntl() (flock() does not work over NFS) and
> hold the lock until not needed.
>
> Remember that if the program exits, the lock would be released.

Can't you just emacs or vi the file and accomplish the same thing? Just a
thought to save something or other.

Karl

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