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Re: [RFC] FSFS filesystem options (long, sorry)

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2007-03-05 20:38:48 CET

On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 19:29 +0000, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> I don't see any way to lock existing readers out while we tweak
> db/format though - FSFS annoyingly doesn't support exclusive locking.
> So we might need that to be an offline operation.

There's deliberately no way to lock out readers. This is so that
readers don't have to have permissions to get a repository lock. The
repository needs to be consistent from a reader's perspective at all
times, by design.

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