[Mono-list] Re: Releasing Named Mutexes

jeff clausius jeffc at sourcegear.com
Tue Feb 7 11:51:54 EST 2006


Thanks for the note, I'll pass it along to the customer.  I appreciate
your help in the matter.

Jeff Clausius

Dick Porter wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 16:13 -0600, jeff clausius wrote:
>> Dick:
>> I sent word to the customer reporting this issue within Vault.  They are
>> saying the named mutexes are still locked *days* after they send SIGINT
>> to a mono/Vault application on Mono within RedHat Ent v3.  The
>> sixty second behavior is not taking place.
> Yes, this is the bug I noticed when I was composing the original
> response.
>> What would be causing this behavior?  Is there anyway to release a mutex
>> in this state?
> There's a tool in the source tree that's not installed in the binary
> packages.  Look in mono/mono/handles at hps; when run with an argument
> it clears out all old shared handles.  The locked named mutex will be
> one of them if more than 60 seconds have elapsed since a process
> "pinged" it.
> Fixing the bug is next on my list after the current task.
> - Dick

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