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Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

From: Werner Koch
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:03:30 +0200
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On Wed,  6 Jun 2012 12:06, address@hidden said:

> Last time I changed, that was also the case with Hurd. (Or at least partial 
> file locking wasn't possible).  Perhaps it has improved since I chacked.

fcntl based file locking is hard to get right for an application: It
locks only other processes but not other threads.  Reading from another
thread even does an unlock.  flock does not work on NFS and may create a

Thus it is not the Hurd's fault.



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