[OpenAFS] file-locking

Matt Benjamin matt@linuxbox.com
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:03:09 -0400

The short answer is, on Windows, you will find improved (see the release 
notes) locking semantics in OpenAFS 1.5.x.  The same capability will be 
available for Unix-like platforms soon.


(Jeff Altman's roadmaps for the Windows client are a very helpful source 
of information.)


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?"
> Richard Bronson
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