Subject: NFS locking
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/1998 10:11:25
Am I correct in saying that rpc.lockd doesn't support real file locking?
It looks to me (from reading the man page in -current) like it gives out
spoofed locks.

Is anybody planning on fixing this?  How difficult/complicated is the
locking protocol?

I'm asking because we have a bunch of (gack) SGI's that need to share home
directories.  We *could* mount those off another SGI, but that would be
hideously slow.  The problem with using a NetBSD server, though, is that
we don't get real file locks, which the SGI's are really adamant about.
We haven't seen any data corruption yet, but I still worry...

Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"