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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: find locked files - lslk? Reply with quote

Apparently there's a utility - lslk - to display locked files, but it isn't in portage. Is there a better and/or alternate way to do this?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you need this for? "Locked" files aren't really locked, as Linux uses advisory locking, not mandatory. In other words, the lock will only matter if another program tries to lock the file, which is not normally done. You can delete/modify/whatever the file without waiting for it to be unlocked.

Having said that, to have a lock on a file, the process must have the file open, so lsof (which lists open files) could tell you what you're looking for, provided you know either the program locking the files, or the files that it's locking.

Edit: Apparently lsof can even tell you about lock information on an fd, so there you go.
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