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Re: /var/lock

On Tue, 04 Jan 2011, Adam Hamsik wrote:
> > Are they really *lock* files?
> It's lvm subsystem lock file. Does it need to be specific in any way ?

Does it need to persist across reboot?

> So we have these options:
> 1) /var/lock/lvm -> needs much more discussion 
> 2) /var/spool/lock/lvm 
> 3) /var/run/lvm -> not persistent, it needs to be recreated every time
> 4) /var/db/lvm
> What would you prefer ?

For state that should be reset on each boot, including locks, /var/run
is probably appropriate.  For persistent state, including locks that
must not be broken on reboot, /var/db may be appropriate, but then
you have to worry about the machine coming up with a different disk

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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