Fw: Re: Implemented OPLOCK for FreeBsd

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Fri Sep 7 19:58:46 GMT 2001

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 07, 2001 at 04:23:46PM -0500, Jonathan Lemon wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 07, 2001 at 02:02:55PM -0700, Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> > > Keeping the Linux external API would be good. We have 
> > > commitments from other (large) UNIX vendors to look at
> > > the Linux API as a "standard" way of doing this....
> > 
> > 
> > I do not think that we should be bound by this.  In fact, you could
> > argue that IRIX got there first, and that Linux should be adopting 
> > the IRIX API.  
> Except that if you're not bound by this then you're just needlessly
> propagating incompatibilities between the small number of existing
> UNIXes. Given that I've heard engineers at large proprietary UNIX
> companies advocate that the Linux APIs should be considered the
> "standard" API's moving forward (as Linux has the application vendor
> support that no other UNIX ever got) I would strongly advicate
> that you *should* be bound by this.
> There's no sense in being different just for the sake of it.
> I invented the IRIX interface and even I'm not very fond of
> it - it'd be good to see it die and one standard (Linux) method
> of doing this be chosen.

so Linus is apparently considering making an event handling abstraction
like Kqueue. Want to lay bets on how likely it will be  that it is
neadlessly different form kqueue?

> Jeremy.

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