[PATCH] locks: rename file-private locks to file-description locks

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Mon Apr 21 10:05:46 MDT 2014

Am 21.04.2014 15:45, schrieb Jeff Layton:
> File-private locks have been merged into Linux for v3.15, and *now*
> people are commenting that the name and macro definitions for the new
> file-private locks suck.
> ...and I can't even disagree. The names and command macros do suck.
> We're going to have to live with these for a long time, so it's
> important that we be happy with the names before we're stuck with them.
> The consensus on the lists so far is that they should be rechristened as
> "file-description locks".
> This patch makes the following changes that I think are necessary before
> v3.15 ships:
> 1) rename the command macros to their new names. These end up in the uapi
>    headers and so are part of the external-facing API. It turns out that
>    glibc doesn't actually use the fcntl.h uapi header, but it's hard to
>    be sure that something else won't. Changing it now is safest.
> 2) make the the /proc/locks output display these as type "FDLOCK"
> The rest of the renaming can wait until v3.16, since everything else
> isn't visible outside of the kernel.
> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages at gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Stefan Metzmacher <metze at samba.org>

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