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From "David E. Wheeler" <da...@justatheory.com>
Subject Re: [lucy-user] Lock Error on Windows
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:35:48 GMT
On Jun 22, 2016, at 9:14 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:

> OK, that probably explains it.  It seems plausible that the Windows
> `CreateHardLink` function does not support HFS+.
> 
> Lucy uses the creation of hard links for atomic operations such as
> committing a new version of the index or establishing a write lock.
> Data is staged by writing it out completely to temp files, then goes
> "live" at the moment a hard link gets created at a canonical location.

Okay, I’ll ignore it then, since it’s likely a rarity to be using it the way I was.

Best,

David


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