Subject: Re: uugetty for NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1996 11:12:17
On Mon, 11 Nov 1996 11:57:03 -0500 
 "Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:

 > Why are we doing stuff like using user space locks? Aren't things like
 > O_EXCL or flock more sensible in the modern world? I know I must be
 > missing something...

Because they don't necessarily work for shared filesystems or remote
filesystems, for one...

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