Subject: Re: locking dynamic libraries against writes (was: a.out dynamic
To: NetBSD Toolchain Technical Discussion List <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bert Driehuis <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/1998 01:06:43
>Speaking of mandatory file locking, I'd prefer the style where one sets
>a mode bit on the file in order to make flock()/fcntl() locks into
>mandatory locks. The only other sane option might be to define an
>entirely new API for mandatory locks (and do it *right* this time! ;-)
I can sum up my feelings about mandatory file locking in one word: VMS.
Don't go there, or do it right... The DoS protential is so big, that I
can't foresee anyone getting it right. Mandatory file locking results in
root ("SYSTEM" in VMS) getting locked out so often that the cure is worse
than the disease.
My two cents...
Bert Driehuis God, grant me the serenity to accept the things
firstname.lastname@example.org I can't change, courage to change the things I
can, and the wisdom to know the difference.