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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Documentation: move mandatory locking documentation to filesystems/
    On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:55:51 -0400 J. Bruce Fields wrote:

    > Shouldn't this mandatory-locking documentation be in the
    > Documentation/filesystems directory?

    Agreed.

    > Give it a more descriptive name while we're at it, and update 00-INDEX
    > with a more inclusive description of Documentation/filesystems (which
    > has already talked about more than just individual filesystems).

    OK.
    One correction below.

    Then
    Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>


    > Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>
    >
    > ---
    >
    > On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 01:40:16PM -0400, bfields wrote:
    > > Hm. Documentation/mandatory.txt claims that it mandatory locks and
    > > mmap() with MAP_SHARED exclude each other, but I can't see where that's
    > > enfoced. That file doesn't make any mention of the above race.
    > >
    > > So for now I think someone should update that file and fcntl(2) to
    > > mention these problems and to recommend rather strongly against using
    > > mandatory locking.
    >
    > Anyone have an objection if I submit these two patches to Linus for
    > 2.6.24?
    >
    > --b.
    >
    > Documentation/00-INDEX | 4 +-
    > Documentation/filesystems/00-INDEX | 2 +
    > Documentation/filesystems/mandatory-locking.txt | 152 +++++++++++++++++++++++
    > Documentation/locks.txt | 10 +-
    > Documentation/mandatory.txt | 152 -----------------------
    > 5 files changed, 160 insertions(+), 160 deletions(-)
    > create mode 100644 Documentation/filesystems/mandatory-locking.txt
    > delete mode 100644 Documentation/mandatory.txt
    >
    > diff --git a/Documentation/00-INDEX b/Documentation/00-INDEX
    > index 43e89b1..910473c 100644
    > --- a/Documentation/00-INDEX
    > +++ b/Documentation/00-INDEX
    > @@ -145,7 +145,7 @@ fb/
    > feature-removal-schedule.txt
    > - list of files and features that are going to be removed.
    > filesystems/
    > - - directory with info on the various filesystems that Linux supports.
    > + - info on the vfs and the various filesystems that Linux supports.
    > firmware_class/
    > - request_firmware() hotplug interface info.
    > floppy.txt
    > @@ -240,8 +240,6 @@ m68k/
    > - directory with info about Linux on Motorola 68k architecture.
    > magic-number.txt
    > - list of magic numbers used to mark/protect kernel data structures.
    > -mandatory.txt
    > - - info on the Linux implementation of Sys V mandatory file locking.
    > mca.txt
    > - info on supporting Micro Channel Architecture (e.g. PS/2) systems.
    > md.txt
    > diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/00-INDEX b/Documentation/filesystems/00-INDEX
    > index 59db1bc..73c8e94 100644
    > --- a/Documentation/filesystems/00-INDEX
    > +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/00-INDEX
    > @@ -52,6 +52,8 @@ isofs.txt
    > - info and mount options for the ISO 9660 (CDROM) filesystem.
    > jfs.txt
    > - info and mount options for the JFS filesystem.
    > +mandatory

    mandatory-locking.txt

    > + - info on the Linux implementation of Sys V mandatory file locking.
    > ncpfs.txt
    > - info on Novell Netware(tm) filesystem using NCP protocol.
    > ntfs.txt

    ---
    ~Randy
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