[RFC PATCH 0/5] locks: implement "filp-private" (aka UNPOSIX) locks

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Oct 11 17:49:23 MDT 2013

On Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:36:43 -0600 Andreas Dilger <adilger at dilger.ca> wrote:
> > 
> > At this point, my main questions are:
> > 
> > 1) does this look useful, particularly for fileserver implementors?

Yes from the Samba perspective. We'll have to keep the old
code around for compatibility with non-Linux OS'es, but this
will allow Linux Samba to short-circuit a bunch of logic
we have to get around the insane POSIX locking semantics
on close.


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