[PATCH 0/3] Add O_DENY* flags to fcntl and cifs

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 13:19:18 CST 2012

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>> We can make this feature (passing O_DENY* flags received from clients
>> to filesystem) can be turned on/off on Samba/NFS server to let this
>> particular use case work. In general, I think we really need to be
>> sure that nobody has a read access for files that a Windows process
>> opened with O_DENYREAD (because there can be important reasons for the
>> Windows process to do so).
> It should only affect windows emulated tasks, nothing else

yes, but not just wine - there is probably a case for Samba server and
NFSv4 to optionally request such behafvior).   Also we are likely to
see more cases where users want to run Samba over an NFS mount and
vice versa.



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