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# 1  
Old 05-04-2005
Question Lock File

Hi,

We have a lock file being created called lck8c0001 created in Unixware 2.1.2. This is locking a printer.
According to some websites, 8c0001 relates to the device name.
How does one link 8c0001 to those devices listed in the /dev folder?

I have done a ps -lp for all printers and have not found information 8c0001 in the ADDR field.

Thanks
# 2  
Old 05-04-2005
More information in the issue is apreciate, what is happening? Can you state the problem more clear? When this starting to happen? as a result of what this is happening? What the logs show? Smilie
# 3  
Old 05-05-2005
A third party party application is locking a printer when certain print options are selected, thereby creating a lck file. This application has occasionally crashed, leaving this lck file present. Therefore the lock on this printer is still present and no one else from this application can print to this printer. However, the only way we have at present is to remove the lock, kill the printers, and then restart them.

As these lock files are always called lck followed by something like 8c001.
Is there anyway of linking this 8c001(device name?) to the process id of this device allowing us to write a script to do this.

Thanks
# 4  
Old 05-05-2005
Anything in the lock file? or is it an empty file? Can you tell if the 8c001 is specific to a printer (doe the same printer always produce the lock file with the same name?)
# 5  
Old 05-06-2005
The lock file contains a process id.
This process id relates back to the option that the user chose to start the initial print from the application. This process is one that actually crashed out in the application.
The alphanumeric string that appears after lck such as 8c001 does change.
 

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