7.5 Server debug log reports “(armlmd) cannot open lock file” or “cannot communicate with
The lock file error most commonly occurs on a Unix/Linux system if a previous instance of the
armlmd license daemon was not shut down properly.
Only one copy of
armlmd can run on your floating license server at any
given time. Attempting to start another copy of this daemon causes an error.
When the ARM license daemon,
armlmd, is started, it creates a file called
/var/tmp/lockarmlmd. If lmgrd terminates
armlmd does not release the lock file because it might still be
running. To solve this problem:
Locate any license daemon processes. You can do this using the following command on
ps -a | grep
is lmgrd or
Shut down lmgrd first.
Next terminate these processes with:
is the process ID for the license
Delete the /var/tmp/lockarmlmd if it still exists.
You can now restart the floating license server.
If you are using Windows, use the Windows Task Manager to locate the
armlmd processes. Shut down
lmgrd first. Select the process, then click End