[OpenAFS] File locking in AFS

Craig_Everhart@transarc.com Craig_Everhart@transarc.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 11:38:32 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpts from mail: 19-Sep-01 RE: [OpenAFS] File locking .. "Karthik,
R"@digital.com (1436*)

> >>>The way locking works is strictly advisory: possession of locks is
> >>>independent of whether I/O may be done on the file.

> Does this mean a file can be written to even if a client has a read-lock on
> the file? Please clarify.

Yes.  This is Unix semantics, not just AFS.