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"User Lock File Busy" message on Solaris Server

I am getting a strange message on a Solaris Server.

It says "User Lock File Busy"

Does any body to what this is referring . How do I end the "busy"? How do I find the the User Lock?  
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
What is printing that message? Is it coming from the kernel, a user program or what?
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notcjwAuthor Commented:
It is coming from a script. It is the Sirsi Unicorn Library system. The script sets the terminal environment and then runs an executable:

This is the script in the file, where sirsi is the user:

sirsi `gpn config`/environ vt100
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
Okay, I suggest you run the command that prints the error using truss. Like this:

truss -o /tmp/truss.out -faled the_command_to_run

Let that run until you get the error and then ctrl-c out. Then once you do that, look for the string:
"U s e r" (that is the beginning of User lock file busy, with each letter preceded with a space). When
you find the place where that message is printed, then look for the few lines preceding it, you should
find one that has some kind of file access with an error. That should tell you what file is locked. After that
it depends on what you find.
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