[OpenAFS] file-locking

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:54:27 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 4 Aug 2006, Richard Bronson wrote:

> I work for a small publishing company whose production path includes Linux, 
> Windows and Macs. We are looking for an eventual replacement for Samba and 
> NFS. OpenAfs is our first choice. I have setup an Afs server and several 
> Linux, Windows-98 and Xp clients. Afs seems to do the job nicely except for 
> one major "gotcha." We cannot get file locking to work from the Windows 
> clients. Apparently, this has been a long-standing issue. My question is 
> "When, if ever, will this be fixed?"

Funny you should ask. We had an AFS hackathon a few days ago and were 
talking about the next steps for advancing this issue. Some small steps to 
help us went into the releases that went out this morning.