Re: NFS and file locking
On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Stephen Pitts wrote:
> Wordperfect (evidently using flock()) works fine. An strace on kexpress,
> however, reveals that gdbm uses fcntrl! Perhaps I'll look into it and
> submit a patch at some point.
It's possble that the NFS client software in the kernel simply translates
fcntl() style locks into flock() style locks for NFS. I'm not as
in-the-know as I may appear.
> Since you seem to be in the know, does Coda offer any better locking
Yes. Although locking via a network is in general a very difficult thing
to get right, Coda is superior to NFS in almost all ways (except maturity,