My questions are:
1. Are there dangers with changing LOCKTRIES from 10 to 100?
(Other than that I may have a few more processes hanging around
a little longer)
Should be no dangers. Processes will hang around longer if
the process that had lock terminated abnormally and the lock
directory was not deleted.
2. Why is the default value for LOCKTRIES set to 10?
This seems like a small number when looking at the
problem I've described above.
There is also the LOCKDELAY resource (set 3 seconds by default).
The default total time to wait is 30 seconds (10*3).