[Box Backup] Client blocked by stale lockfile?

Chris Wilson boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Mar 2 21:22:08 GMT 2005


Hi Ben,

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Ben Summers wrote:

>> I can reproduce the problem at will, simply by starting bbackupd and 
>> killing it with signal 9.
>
> I'm not really sure what to do about this, apart from when starting up, 
> deleting everything which isn't an expected name in /var/bbackupd ?

Would it be possible to implement a timeout on opening the database, and 
send a warning e-mail to the user if it was exceeded? That would have 
alerted me to the problem much more quickly.

Cheers, Chris.
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