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A locking system for Django apps simply using the database.

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Privex's Django Database Lock Manager

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|                 © 2019 Privex Inc.                |
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|        Django Database Lock Manager               |
|        License: X11/MIT                           |
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|        Core Developer(s):                         |
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|          (+)  Chris (@someguy123) [Privex]        |
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Django Database Lock Manager - Easy to use lock system using your Django app's database
Copyright (c) 2019    Privex Inc. ( )

Install with pip

We recommend at least Python 3.6 - we cannot guarantee compatibility with older versions.

pip3 install django-lockmgr

Add lockmgr to your INSTALLED_APPS

    # ...

Run the migrations

./ migrate lockmgr


Use the LockMgr in your code like so:

from lockmgr.lockmgr import LockMgr, Locked

    with LockMgr('mylock') as lck:
        print('The lock "mylock" is now locked.')
        print('The lock "otherlock" should also be locked.')
    print('The locks "mylock" and "otherlock" should now both be cleared.')
except Locked as e:
    print('Error! mylock is already locked: ', type(e), str(e))

If you want to wait for the lock to be released, rather than immediately excepting:

from lockmgr.lockmgr import LockMgr, Locked

    # expires=60 means the lock will expire after 60 seconds if you don't renew it.
    # wait=90 (must be in 5 second intervals) means: if the key is locked, retry every 5 seconds, if 90 seconds have 
    #         passed and it's still locked, then give up and raise Locked.
    with LockMgr('somelock', expires=60, wait=90) as lck:
        print('The lock "somelock" is now locked.')
    print('The lock "somelock" should now be cleared.')
except Locked as e:
    print('Error! After retrying for 90 seconds, "somelock" is still locked: ', type(e), str(e))

Unit Tests

To run the unit tests, clone the project and make a .env file containing details for a database:


Install all required dependencies:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt -U

Now run the tests (--verbose for more detailed testing output):

./ test --verbose

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