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Re: [Bug-tar] tar-wish: -k avoid error messages

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar-wish: -k avoid error messages
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:14:25 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

Helmut Waitzmann <address@hidden> wrote:

> >>  O_EXCL
> >>         When used with O_CREAT, if the file  already  exists  it  is  an
> >>         error  and  the open will fail. In this context, a symbolic link
> >>         exists, regardless of where its points to.  O_EXCL is broken  on
> >>         NFS file systems, programs which rely on it for performing lock-
> >
> >Do you mean Linux NFS is broken?
> >
> >There is no such text in man -s 2 open
> The text I quoted is from the manual page open(2) in Linux 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.

If you have a correct NFS locking implementation, this problem does not exist.


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