Subject: Re: /var/mail permissions...
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/24/1997 20:40:10
On Sat, 24 May 1997, Patrick Welche wrote:

> "Exim makes use of the fcntl() system call when locking files."
> [...]
> "Others who know more about these things and I [Dr Hazel] do support
> the view that, as flock() is obsolescent," (...there will be no support
> for linux dbm functions that use flock()...)"

That's fine. flock() and fcntl() use the same underlying lock system
in the kernel, so each will honour the other's locks.


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