Subject: Re: NFS locking
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/1998 20:16:26
Erik E. Fair wrote:
| The only place I've ever seen where NFS locks matter is when people use an
| NFS mounted /var/mail - that's a database where concurrency control is
| absolutely necessary because there are multiple readers and writers, and
| lock contention is a serious issue.

I am developing an application at work that uses NFS locking to maintain
database coherency.

Should I be considering something else?

(btw, it's running under HP-UX, and the NFS locking does appear to work in
rudimentary tests.)