Subject: Re: NFSv3 O_EXCL
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/25/2000 18:49:41
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 05:57:12PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> The problem with the change you suggest is that a lot of programs don't
> expect open()s with O_EXCL to always fail (which is what will happen
> after the change you suggest for servers that don't support the option).
It seems to me that it's a lot better than the alternative, having the open
"succeed" but not be exclusive! After all, you don't ask for O_EXCL if you
don't care whether the operation's exclusive or not.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"