per file lock list
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Jul 21 19:26:05 GMT 2005
:We have a question: how to get all POSIX locks for a given file?
:As far as I know, existing API does not allow to retrieve all file
:locks. Therefore, we need to use kernel internal structures to get all
:So the question: is there an elegant way to get the lock list for a given file?
:Thank you in advance.
You can use F_GETLK to iterate through all posix locks held on a file.
From man fcntl:
F_GETLK Get the first lock that blocks the lock description pointed to
by the third argument, arg, taken as a pointer to a struct
flock (see above). The information retrieved overwrites the
information passed to fcntl() in the flock structure. If no
lock is found that would prevent this lock from being created,
the structure is left unchanged by this function call except
for the lock type which is set to F_UNLCK.
So what you do is you specify a lock description that covers the whole
file and call F_GETLK. You then use the results to modify the lock
description to a range that starts just past the returned lock
for the next call. You continue iterating until F_GETLK tells you that
there are no more locks.
<dillon at backplane.com>
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