Open Bug 719654 Opened 10 years ago
Detect previous start-up failure (symlink fallback case)
See bug 294260 comment 41: > * This doesn't detect startup crashes if the profile is using symlinks (rather > than fcntl) as the primary locking mechanism. This is because replacedLockTime > requires that the existing lock is still on disk but not unlinking the symlink > would cause profile locked messages. A possible workaround is to change the > symlink during an expected shutdown so that it is detected as stale on next > startup. My understanding is that only a small proportion of users will be > relying on symlinks since the fallback is for old NFS servers that don't support > fcntl.
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