On some Unix-like
is the signal
sent to computer programs
when a file lock
is lost. The symbolic constant
for SIGLOST is defined in the header file
. Symbolic signal names are used because signal numbers can vary across platforms.
is a common prefix
for signal names. LOST
refers to a lost file lock.
SIGLOST is sent to a process when a file lock is lost. This may occur, for example, when an NFS
server reboots and forgets about a file lock.