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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-02 20:53:45 CEST

"Bill Tutt" <rassilon@lyra.org> writes:
> > Maybe I'm confused about terminology? I thought:
> >
> > - "advisory lock": a lock that can be overridden or stolen.
> >
> When I say advisory lock I mean: A shareable write lock.
> Multiple people can hold one of these, and anyone of those holders can
> commit changes.
> Firm lock: Exclusive write lock.
> Which does mean that only the locker, or an admin can undo the lock.

Okay, thanks.

What about stealable firm (i.e., exclusive) locks? Some systems have
those. Are they just a bad idea?

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