Subject Re: [firebird-support] Symlink safety?
Author Ann W. Harrison
Jason Dodson wrote:
> Would there be ill effects if I were to create several symlinks to the same
> file, and super server connect to each of them x times?

That should be OK. The worst that's likely to happen is that on Windows
you'll get an error saying that the file is in use. SuperServer on
windows opens the file using file system modes exclusive write, shared
read. Assuming the file system works - which is likely in this case
though unlikely in the case of network mounted files - you won't have a
problem. Linux and unixes allow us to access the primitive file id
which we use to lock access.