kernel support for open share modes

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Feb 15 12:49:42 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 04:30:28AM -0500, Michael B Allen wrote:
> I believe it's generally accepted that there are certain incompatibilities
> and limitations between the protocols and the POSIX APIs that prevent
> proper coordination for many operations. POSIX simply isn't sophisticated
> enough to implement a full featured userspace network filesystem in a
> way that can communicate consistent systemwide state. POSIX was designed
> to be simple (I guess because it's more secure).

Slightly off topic I suppose, but it always irks me to see
people refer to concepts like deny modes as "sophisticated".
Complex, yes. Sophisticated, no.

They are a cause of much trouble in Windows, and make the
underlying semantics too complex for most programmers.


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