[OpenAFS] File locking

Matt Benjamin matt@linuxbox.com
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 11:57:41 -0400


I have been looking seriously at the Windows client with the intention 
of putting the stage 1 functionality there.  I apologize for not 
coordinating with you on it previously.

If you'd like to discuss this further, please drop me an email.  I'd 
like not to interfere with getting a stable 1.4 release out.  However, 
my understanding from Derrick is that this is a post-1.4 feature, in 


Jeffrey Altman wrote:

>I believe Matt is working on implementing something like this for the
>Unix/Linux AFS clients.  However, no one at the present time is working
>on an implementation for the Windows clients which is what you require.
>Normally I would be the one to do it but I will not have time to do so
>for several months.   There are other higher priority efforts that I
>must work on:
> * helping get the OpenAFS 1.4 release out the door so there is a
>   truly "stable" Windows release that will not suffer from unfortunate
>   regressions due to new development
> * working on the rxgk security provider so there is the ability to
>   use something other than single DES for authentication and
>   data confidentiality
> * porting to 64-bit windows
> * adding support for the Unicode version of the CIFS/SMB protocol
>   so that we can have large file support, dfs interoperability,
>   Unicode path name support, etc.
>Byte range locking is important but it is considered to be of slightly
>lower priority.   In any event, even if I found a few days to implement
>it.  It would not be in the initial 1.4 release.  It would be nice to
>get it implemented before the end of the year.
>Jeffrey Altman
>Daniel Wood wrote:


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