Feature Request: Parseable output if gpg waits for lock

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sat May 9 20:50:02 CEST 2009

On Fri,  8 May 2009 17:01, patrick at mozilla-enigmail.org said:

> Would it be possible to add a status message, such as

In theory yes, but I don't like it.

gpg2 already uses a better algorithm to detected stalled processes
holding a lock.  For gpg1 I implemented that algorithm a few days ago.

I believe that this will solve the problem.

The original problem was that gpg did not remove the lock file even it
the process claiming to hold the process already died - It could be
mounted on NFS and thus gpg had no chance to reliable detect a stalled
process.  The fix implemented stores the node name in the lockfile



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