[OpenAFS] Re: behavior of whole-file locks when a client disappears?
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 19:15:58 -0700
Jeffrey Altman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Wow, this is really scary...
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