Ronan Cunniffe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> There must (surely?) be a kernel table somewhere with this stuff in it -
> locking can't (can it?) be left to the process in case it core dumps, so is
> there any way of asking "tell me which processes are using /var/spool/mail?"
lsof & fuser are yer men here
> So can anyone a) solve the problem, and b) explain how the kernel actually
> *does* handle this?
> And "kill everything in sight" is not an acceptable answer for (a)...
just kill the offending stuff :)
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