[OpenAFS-devel] Re: [OpenAFS] namei interface lockf buggy on
Solaris (and probably HP-UX and AIX)
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 14:07:24 -0400
On Monday, September 11, 2006 12:45:40 PM -0400 Tom Keiser
> As it turns out, the way we use file locks in the volume package is
> quite broken. The spec says that once a process closes *any* file
> descriptor, all fcntl locks held for that file are immediately
> destroyed. This means that the pthread fileserver/volserver can have
> some interesting races given how the ih package fd cache allows
> multiple concurrent descriptors per inode handle. I have sample code
> sitting around somewhere which demonstrates this fault.
Do we ever acquire file locks on files other than the link table?
If so, why?