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Re: pidfile_lock(3)

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 04:44:40PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> How else would you solve your need to work on NFS and my need to lock
> and handling crashing programs reliably?

I'm not sure that the problem of pidfile(3)-using crashing programs is
serious enough on its own to justify changing the kernel.  However,
some open(2) or fcntl(2) advice that tells the kernel to try to unlink
a file when (# opens, # links) -> (0, 1) may be generally useful for
programs that use temporary files.  Seems like the implementation could
be tricky: in the general case, you need to turn a descriptor back to a


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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