Subject: Re: vn_lock(LK_RETRY) (was: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/miscfs)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2004 11:01:18
> > i don't think genfs_nolock is bad at all.
> ?? Faking locking is good?
it's good in some cases because
it allows filesystems to choose its own locking strategy.
> Changing how we do locking, however, I can see. I also know that other
> OSs, like Solaris, don't do the external locking we do; all the locking is
> done in the file system. I'm sure there probably is something we can learn
> from them. However I'm not sure if it's really worth all the churn that
> would imply.
i meant, "vnode lock removal == transition to fs-internal locking".
sorry for confusing.