Subject: Re: uugetty for NetBSD
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1996 14:30:21
Jason Thorpe writes:
> 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...

Since when are device files shared or remote? I mean, in NFS land, you
can have your device nodes mounted from a remote system, but they
reference devices on the local machine, not on the remote machine...