Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Another process is locking the database file ...
Author Ann W. Harrison
Adam wrote:
> Firebird does not use a file system level exclusive write lock. For
> one, it wont work under classic, but apart from that you would not be
> able to use gstat etc if it was exclusively locked by a single process.

At least on windows, superserver does get a different lock from
classic - exclusive write with share read. The shared read allows
gstat to run when the server is active.