kernel support for open share modes

J. Bruce Fields bfields at
Tue Feb 15 14:40:20 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 04:30:28AM -0500, Michael B Allen wrote:
> In practice it is not terribly common for an application to require this
> level of corrdination however.

I'm no expert on Windows, but people who are tell me that applications
do actually depend on share locks quite frequently.

> It is usually simpler to simply force the external application to be a
> client of the appliction maintianing the locks as opposed to being a
> client of the local system. Meaning, make your app do all filesystem
> I/O through Samba.

The application in question is the kernel NFS daemon, which is *not*
going to do all its filesystem I/O through Samba....

--Bruce Fields

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