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Bug 506844 - Make locks timeout and/or display a message to check for old processes
Summary: Make locks timeout and/or display a message to check for old processes
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
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Reported: 2014-04-05 17:12 UTC by Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2014-04-05 17:12 UTC (History)
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Description Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-04-05 17:12:21 UTC
When Portage hangs while waiting for a lock; it's not so clear that it is waiting on the lock until you go further inspect this, that lock then turns out to be due to an old process hanging. It would be nice if it would timeout and/or display a message that it is hung; explaining that there might be an old emerge process that is stuck, such that the user knows how to deal with the problem.