[PATCH v5 14/14] locks: add new fcntl cmd values for handling file private locks

Andy Lutomirski luto at amacapital.net
Thu Jan 9 13:29:04 MST 2014

On 01/09/2014 06:19 AM, Jeff Layton wrote:
> Due to some unfortunate history, POSIX locks have very strange and
> unhelpful semantics. The thing that usually catches people by surprise
> is that they are dropped whenever the process closes any file descriptor
> associated with the inode.


> +#define F_GETLKP	36
> +#define F_SETLKP	37
> +#define F_SETLKPW	38
> +
> +#ifndef CONFIG_64BIT
> +#ifndef F_GETLK64
> +#define F_GETLKP64	39
> +#define F_SETLKP64	40
> +#define F_SETLKPW64	41
> +#endif
> +#endif
> +

Since there are no existing callers of these fcntls, can you get rid of
the non-64-bit variants?  The implementation might be a bit more of
departure from current code, but it should make everything a lot cleaner
and make it easier (aka automatic) for new architectures to support this


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