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Re: /var/lock

On Mon, 03 Jan 2011, Adam Hamsik wrote:
> >>> Log Message:
> >>> Add /var/lock directory to base set it's used by LVM and other tools.
> >>> Change group owner to operator to enable LVM locking for him.
> >> 
> >> Why is /var/run not the right place for your needs?
> > 
> > Also, where was this discussed?  If it was discussed, please
> > update hier(7) according to the outcome of the discussion.
> It wasn't discussed, but there were couple of changes to dm driver    
> not done by me which weren't discussed either. Main reason for them   
> was to allow operator to see lvm devices status this was last change  
> needed. I can change it to /var/run would be /var/run/locks/ better   
> place for it ?                                                        

If the locks do not need to persist across reboot, then somewhere under
/var/run would probably be appropriate.  If they are specific to lvm,
then /var/run/lvm would probably be appropriate.  Anything else (such as
/var/lock or /var/run/lock) probably needs more discussion.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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