[OpenAFS] Making read locks mutually exclusive

Nathan Neulinger nneul@umr.edu
22 Jan 2003 16:27:51 -0600

On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 14:03, Peter Schuller wrote:
> > Yuck. Read locks are not exclusive, by definition. You'll probably cause
> > lots more problems by making read locks exclusive then you'll solve. 
> I suppose. I realized after posting that there were a whole slew of
> situations where it might cause problems.
> > Word is probably doing a byte-range lock on the file, which is not
> > supported by the afs servers. Support could be added to the clients for
> > byte range locks, but has not yet been developed. 
> So I gather.
> Is there any userland solution that is popular? Or is the usual solution
> to just go ahead and instruct users of the problem, taking the hits
> should they happen?

I'm not aware of any user space (i.e. not a mod to afs itself) solution.

-- Nathan

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