What does "Error releasing lockfile: Failed to link" messages from gconfd ?

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  • The customer saw following messages from gconfd in /var/log/messages and want to know the mean of this log.
  • What action is required for this?
May 30 10:46:05 hostname gconfd (root-3453): Error releasing lockfile: Failed to link '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/1t1338342365ut73023u0p3453r1151725757k3213944440' to '/tmp/gconfd-root/lock/ior': No such file or directory


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • gconfd

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