Server hangs at startup - issue with lock file

Tomek Mrugalski tomasz at
Mon Sep 15 15:32:59 UTC 2014

On 08.09.2014 08:45, Chaigneau, Nicolas wrote:
> I'll test your fix, just tell me when it's available.
The proposed code fix is on branch trac3591. To get it, you can use the
following commands:

git clone git://
git checkout trac3591

This code creates lockfile in the ${prefix}/var/run/kea directory.
However, you can enforce different location by setting up
KEA_LOCKFILE_DIR variable. That variable should point out to a writeable
directory and must not end with a slash. Also, it can be set to a
special value "none", which will disable logging lockfile altogether.
That is not recommended if you plan to have several processes log to the
same output file.

Please do let me know if this works for you.

The ticket #3591 ( will now undergo
regular review process. One of the ISC engineers will handle this.
However, feel free to comment on it if you have any comments or suggestions.

Thanks for reporting this issue and for testing this fix,

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