sys_flock (9) - Linux Man Pages

sys_flock: flock system call.

NAME

sys_flock - flock system call.

SYNOPSIS

long sys_flock(unsigned int fd, unsigned int cmd);

ARGUMENTS

fd

the file descriptor to lock.

cmd

the type of lock to apply.

DESCRIPTION

Apply a FL_FLOCK style lock to an open file descriptor. The cmd can be one of

LOCK_SH -- a shared lock.

LOCK_EX -- an exclusive lock.

LOCK_UN -- remove an existing lock.

LOCK_MAND -- a `mandatory' flock. This exists to emulate Windows Share Modes.

LOCK_MAND can be combined with LOCK_READ or LOCK_WRITE to allow other processes read and write access respectively.

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