[OpenAFS] Re: behavior of whole-file locks when a client disappears?

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 19:15:58 -0700

Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@secure-endpoints.com> writes:
> Locks in AFS are supposed to behave as follows:


>     All the lock counts are renewed whenever any of the clients
>     renew their lock within five minutes.

No big deal.

> (b) If a lock is dropped by the file server, the client will
>     receive an error in response to the next renewal request.
>     The existing Unix clients ignore the error and proceed
>     as if the lock was still valid.  This can lead to consistency
>     issues.

Wow, this is really scary...

  - a

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