[OpenAFS] Byte range locking backed by AFS file locks

Mike Bydalek mbydalek@contentconnections.com
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:47:04 -0700

Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> During the first week of December 2005 there was a discussion on this
> mailing list regarding how Byte Range Locking backed by AFS File Locks
> would be released in OpenAFS for Windows (and by proxy, AFS clients on
> UNIX/Linux.)
> Over the last couple of months the Elder's have considered the issues
> raised in this thread.  As a result, the Elders agreed that OpenAFS
> 1.4.1 would *not* ship with Byte Range Locking backed by AFS File Locks.
> Your feedback is appreciated.
> Jeffrey Altman

As a user/admin of several DB apps, I have to honestly say I'm kinda sad
that this won't be in 1.4.x.  From a devel point of view, I can
completely understand.

The only question I do have is whether or not you are able to provide an
estimate on when the 1.5/1.6 will be introduced with the AFS backed
locks?  I'm not talking "Sept. '06," but just something generic like "2Q
'06" (I wish ;)  The reason I ask is just because I'd like to give the
powers that be an estimate on when we can store our DB app data on the
fileserver - it'll just make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Thank you for everything that you have done so far.