>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 23:33:07 +1000 (EST)
>From: Bruce Evans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> I have heard on several occasions of peope using symlink(2) to
>> atomically store some small piece of information for locking purposes.
>> (Symlink was more reliably atomic over NFS than other methods.) So it
>> is possible that changing this might break something.
>Yes. /etc/malloc.conf is another example (for non-locking purposes).
dhcp-133 ls -l .netscape/lock
lrwxrwxr-x 1 david wheel 13 Jun 15 06:40 .netscape/lock -> 126.96.36.199:612
david (making no claims about what is "good practice", here)
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