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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Lock Timeout (-lkwtmo)

Lock Timeout (-lkwtmo)

Use Lock Timeout (-lkwtmo) to specify a different wait time (in seconds).
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-lkwtmo seconds
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Session

1 The default wait time for WebSpeed is 10 seconds.

2 The default wait time for WebSpeed is 10 seconds.

The wait time, in seconds.
An OpenEdge process encountering a locked resource waits for a limited time before continuing execution. If the resource is still locked, the process times out and the wait is canceled. This feature is called "lock wait timeout."
The default wait time is 1800 seconds (30 minutes) for a single-user client session as well as a multiple-user client session. The minimum value is 10 seconds.
Note: The wait time is accurate to within one minute of the value specified.
Lock timeout applies to interactive and batch clients. The client gets a STOP condition if this value is exceeded on the AppServer. For more information, see the sections on client/server conflicts in OpenEdge Application Server: Developing AppServer Applications.
Lock timeout affects WAIT-FOR record locks, schema locks, and transaction commit locks. Lock timeout does not affect internal locks used inside the database manager, such as buffer locks.