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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Lock Dir Location
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2005 04:32:11 GMT
Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> As I work on the ports for FSDirectory and FSLock, I'm wondering why  
> the file system directory itself shouldn't be used to hold the  
> lockfiles.  If there's a write permissions problem, such as an  
> FSDirectory on CDrom, disableLocks takes care of it.  Is there some  
> scenario having to do with mirroring that I haven't quite envisioned  
> yet, or something else?

On a multi-user system this permits the owner & maintainer of an index 
to give read-only access to other users.  Thus, for example, an 
operating system might maintain an index of installed manual pages that 
any user can search.


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