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Re: /var/lock

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:46:34AM +0300, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
 > >  > 2) /var/spool/lock/lvm 
 > > 
 > > is the right place.
 > Ugh.  What does it have to do with spooling?

What do any locks have to do with spooling? Historically, /var/spool
is for "stuff". Since then lots of things traditionally in /var/spool
have been moved into /var, like /var/cron, /var/at, /var/rwho, and so
forth, mostly for no clear reason but I guess because they don't have
anything to do with "spooling", whatever that means.

Anyway, the reason this whole thread started out with /var/lock is
that the Linux world apparently also did this with /var/spool/lock.

David A. Holland

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