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Safe Haskell None
Language Haskell2010

data FileLockingNotSupported Source

Exception thrown by hLock on non-Windows platforms that don't support flock.

data LockMode Source

Indicates a mode in which a file should be locked.



hLock :: Handle -> LockMode -> IO () Source

If a Handle references a file descriptor, attempt to lock contents of the underlying file in appropriate mode. If the file is already locked in incompatible mode, this function blocks until the lock is established. The lock is automatically released upon closing a Handle.

Things to be aware of:

1) This function may block inside a C call. If it does, in order to be able to interrupt it with asynchronous exceptions and/or for other threads to continue working, you MUST use threaded version of the runtime system.

2) The implementation uses LockFileEx on Windows and flock otherwise, hence all of their caveats also apply here.

3) On non-Windows plaftorms that don't support flock (e.g. Solaris) this function throws FileLockingNotImplemented. We deliberately choose to not provide fcntl based locking instead because of its broken semantics.


hTryLock :: Handle -> LockMode -> IO Bool Source

Non-blocking version of hLock.


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