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Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking - which to use?

From: Tethys
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking - which to use?
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:51:17 +0000

Lyndon Nerenberg writes:

>As for internal locking, it's a toss-up between flock and lockf. To
>me the tie breaker is which of the two gets along best with network
>mounted filesystems these days (and think AFP and CIFS in addition
>to NFS).

In case anyone thinks this is hypothetical, it's not. Both my home
directory and my $MAIL are NFS mounted. I have no strong views on
which locking mechanism is used, so long as it doesn't break for
my setup.


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