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

Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) mtk.manpages at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 12:39:43 MDT 2014

On 04/21/2014 08:34 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 08:32:44PM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>> So, can you *please* answer this question: what do you call (i.e., 
>> what  everyday technical language term do use for) the thing
>> that sits between a file descriptor and an i-node? 
> An open file.

Not an unambiguous, widely understood term.

Michael Kerrisk
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