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Issue 2699: Atomic multi-path locks (in FSFS)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-03-28 19:32:50 CEST

I just added the following comment to issue #2699 in response to the problem
of trying to allow atomic locking of multiple paths:

   I wonder (aloud) ... since locks are sorta outside the flow of normal
   versioned data, would it make sense to use a different mutex file in
   FSFS for lock/unlock operations? That way lockers/unlockers could
   block other lockers/unlockers, but not committers.

It's not a well-baked idea, I admit. But can others offer any immediate
thoughts on the idea? Ignoring compat issues, are there glaring problems?

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Wed Mar 28 19:33:17 2007

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