Subject: Re: NFSv3 O_EXCL
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/25/2000 18:49:41
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 05:57:12PM -0400, 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	                            
	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"