[PATCH v2 0/8] Add O_DENY* support for VFS and CIFS/NFS
sfr at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Jan 17 16:55:38 CST 2013
On Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:52:09 +0400 Pavel Shilovsky <piastry at etersoft.ru> wrote:
> This patchset adds support of O_DENY* flags for Linux fs layer. These flags can be used by any application that needs share reservations to organize a file access. VFS already has some sort of this capability - now it's done through flock/LOCK_MAND mechanis, but that approach is non-atomic. This patchset build new capabilities on top of the existing one but doesn't bring any changes into the flock call semantic.
This has probably been discussed, but is Linux's leases implementation
not sufficient? Just wondering.
Stephen Rothwell sfr at canb.auug.org.au
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