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Re: On file locking

From: Giles Lean <giles(at)nemeton(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Kevin Brown <kevin(at)sysexperts(dot)com>,PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: On file locking
Date: 2003-01-31 05:03:22
Message-ID: 4676.1043989402@nemeton.com.au (view raw or flat)
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> This could be cleaned up rather dramatically if we were to use one of
> the file locking primitives supplied by the OS to grab an exclusive
> lock on the file, ...
> ...
> The first question for the group is: is it worth doing that?

In the past it has been proposed and declined -- there is some stuff
in the archives.  While it would be beneficial to installations using
local data it would introduce new failure modes for installations
using NFS.

Regards,

Giles


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