Is flock hardware or software based?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Bill H, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Bill H

    Bill H Guest

    The website I am building uses flock in many places to lock files. In
    the future this site will be running on multiple linux servers and a
    shared drive (probably Red Hat on IBM or Dell Blade servers). The
    question I have is, is flock handled on the hard drive with flags, or
    is it all contained in memory / temporary files by the OS? WOuld
    server B know that Server A had "flocked" a file?

    Bill H
    Bill H, Dec 26, 2007
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  2. Your question has no connection to the Perl programming language.
    Tad J McClellan, Dec 27, 2007
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