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Re: [PATCH] Clarify the server behaviour requirements for file locking

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-01-18 17:45:26 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 09:14, Julian Foad wrote:
>>The locking functional specification says that the server has to check the
>>locks as it receives the transaction, before checking them again at commit
>>finalisation time. But that is really an implementation-specific optimisation.
>> Do you agree with this clarification and, if so, may I commit it?
> An "implementation-specific optimization"? We aren't the IETF; we only
> have one implementation. And locking-functional-spec.txt is not a
> standards document, just some notes we wrote for ourselves.

You're right - I worded that rationale a bit too strongly. I'll re-phrase it:

That is really a performance optimisation, albeit an important one, rather than
a functional requirement.

- Julian

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