TDBs and various other files?
neil.hoggarth at physiol.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 24 05:37:04 GMT 2002
On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Nir Soffer wrote:
> brlock.tdb - Seems to be a lock database. Does that have any
> effect if I turn locking off?
> locking.tdb - Looks like a lock database too, what's the
> difference between this one one and brlock?
> Does _that_ have any effect if I turn locking
I don't know much about these things, but I can add one piece to the
puzzle: locking.tdb is used to record whole-file locks, whereas
brlock.tdb is used to record byte-range locks (an SMB client updating
something like a database file can ask Samba for a lock on a part of a
file, while still allowing other clients access to other parts of the
Neil Hoggarth Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at physiol.ox.ac.uk> Laboratory of Physiology
http://www.physiol.ox.ac.uk/~njh/ University of Oxford, UK
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