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Re: /var/lock

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 19:43:49 +0000, David Holland wrote:

> 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.

But our /var/spool/lock is specifically uucp's lockdir (uucp/daemon).
Creating lvm subdir beneath is (owned by operator) feels monumentally

RHEL5 I have at work has /var/lock, with /var/lock/uucp being
equivalent of our /var/spool/lock.


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