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Re: Challenge S

To: eak@detroit.sgi.com
Subject: Re: Challenge S
From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 21:43:53 +0100 (BST)
Cc: chadm@sgi.com, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <33E9D5B0.18B77AE6@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com> from "Eric Kimminau" at Aug 7, 97 10:03:28 am
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> I think it would be a great application but Linux is sorely missing a
> very important piece - lockd for NFS.

Two things

1.      Linux 2.1.x does have a lock daemon
2.      Most people and tools avoid NFS locking like the plague because
        its faster to use polls based on the atomic NFS properties you
        do have and some short sleeps. 

Oh yes and 3. - NFS locking really doesn't seem to have much in the 
security area..

Alan


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