Subject: Re: Mail and locking
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/1996 12:48:12
der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU> writes:
> A more subtle one is that programs C and D, each of which does both
> sorts of locking but in opposite orders, can deadlock with one another.
That problem already exists. What I would do is this.
if flock() fails, continue;
if dot lock fails, release flock, continue;
} sleep(1 += a little);
or something like that. That should give all the programs a chance...