As a part of normal startup, the Services PICs process (serviced) locks a file and writes its process ID (PID) into it. It could not lock the file.

The following message will appear in the log messages file:

An internal software failure occurred, serviced could not lock PID file.

This error might occur during the normal startup process. It is caused by a software failure.
Examine the following output to help determine the cause of this message:

Look for any related events that occurred at or just before the SERVICED_PID_FILE_LOCK message.

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