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From petite_abeille <>
Subject Re: java.nio.channels.FileLock
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2003 18:12:48 GMT

On Oct 29, 2003, at 19:08, Ronald Muller wrote:

> What is the advantage of using a FileLock object instead of the way 
> Lucene
> does it? (I do not see it)

Less code. Less worries.

> Also note an mportant limitation:
> "File locks are held on behalf of the entire Java virtual machine. 
> They are
> not suitable for controlling access to a file by multiple threads 
> within the
> same virtual machine."

Perhaps. Have you used it? Any practical experience with it? For or 



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