lslocks - list local system locks
lists information about all the currently held file locks in a
Note that lslocks also lists OFD (Open File Description) locks, these locks are
not associated with any process (PID is -1). OFD locks are associated with the
open file description on which they are acquired. This lock type is available
since Linux 3.15, see fcntl(2)
for more details.
- -i, --noinaccessible
- Ignore lock files which are inaccessible for the current
- -J, --json
- Use JSON output format.
- -n, --noheadings
- Do not print a header line.
- -o, --output list
- Specify which output columns to print. Use --help to
get a list of all supported columns.
The default list of columns may be extended if list is specified in
the format +list (e.g. lslocks -o +BLOCKER).
- -p, --pid pid
- Display only the locks held by the process with this
- -r, --raw
- Use the raw output format.
- -u, --notruncate
- Do not truncate text in columns.
- -V, --version
- Display version information and exit.
- -h, --help
- Display help text and exit.
- The command name of the process holding the lock.
- The process ID of the process which holds the lock or -1
- The type of lock; can be FLOCK (created with
flock(2)), POSIX (created with fcntl(2) and lockf(3))
or OFDLCK (created with fcntl(2).
- Size of the locked file.
- The lock's access permissions (read, write). If the process
is blocked and waiting for the lock, then the mode is postfixed with an
- Whether the lock is mandatory; 0 means no (meaning the lock
is only advisory), 1 means yes. (See fcntl(2).)
- Relative byte offset of the lock.
- Ending offset of the lock.
- Full path of the lock. If none is found, or there are no
permissions to read the path, it will fall back to the device's mountpoint
and "..." is appended to the path. The path might be truncated;
use --notruncate to get the full path.
- The PID of the process which blocks the lock.
The lslocks command is meant to replace the lslk(8) command,
originally written by Victor A. Abell <email@example.com> and unmaintained
Davidlohr Bueso <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The lslocks command is part of the util-linux package and is available from