[Mono-list] Named Mutex on Linux
jeffc at sourcegear.com
Thu Jan 26 09:37:04 EST 2006
I have a user who says a system named mutex is not being released on
RedHat Enterprise Linux v3 using Mono 18.104.22.168. I don't have any
particulars yet about how this is happening, so I'm trying to form a
theory on why this is happening.
I've examined the code, and I don't think it is a bug in there. The
release of the mutex is found in a try/finally, so if the console
encounters an exception, it is guaranteed the mutex would be released.
Is it possible if a console app is killed while owning a system wide
named mutex that the mutex is not released? (I wonder if that is what
is happening in my reported case - Ctrl-C while owning the mutex.)
On a different note, I'm looking for a way to release system wide
mutexes. If I encounter a situation where a named mutex is in a "hanged
state" is there a way to release it? I thought I read Mono used a
daemon to handle system wide mutexes? If so, what is the name of that
daemon? Would restarting it release the mutex? Are there other options
Thanks for your help.
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