Simple Question KDE

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Fri Apr 6 09:14:44 BST 2012

On Friday, 2012-04-06, Asbenson, Lyndell L wrote:
> Why does kde use NFS locking? Thanks Lyndell

Not sure if I understand the question correctly, but all kinds of file locking 
used in KDE are for the purpose of safe-guarding against concurrent writing to 
the same file.

Without any kind of externally enforced single access mechanism such as file 
locking, two processes working on the same on-disk data would otherwise easily 
overwrite each others changes.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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