The pylockfile library is used by at least oslo.db instead of oslo-incubator/lockutils. This library has seen a few maintenance issues in the last months, which caused problem. The current maintainer is looking for help to maintain it in the future.
The proposed change is to adopt this library under the Oslo program so we can maintain it and merge it with oslo-incubator/lockutils. The goal is to move the feature we have in lockutils and that are not present in pylockfile such as fcntl() based locking, and then release oslo.lockutils as a thin-layer of top of it relying on oslo.config and oslo.log.
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