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RE: What is left after LOCK/UNLOCK on null resource?

From: Michael Leditschke <mike@ammd.com.au>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:34:45 +1000
To: "Clemm, Geoff" <gclemm@rational.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LOBBICBLDJIJHPNJFPOLOEDKCMAA.mike@ammd.com.au>

> The new process needs to obtain its own (new) lock.  The old
> lock is cleaned up by a timeout, or if allowed by the server,
> the new process can clean up the old lock with an UNLOCK.
> The new process shouldn't "reuse" the old lock, unless you have
> some way of guaranteeing that two processes cannot both reuse the
> old lock at the same time.

And if the lock were exclusive with an infinite timeout? A lock
on an already locked resource will fail. Isn't lock re-use the
only option apart from Administrator intervention?

Is it fair to say the locking model is more oriented to 
transient locking rather than long term locking?


Regards
Michael
Received on Thursday, 5 September 2002 00:34:59 GMT

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