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SubjectRe: 2.0.28: NFS caching fix did not make it
In article <5bge7v$8et$>, Christoph Lameter wrote:
>There was a NFS fix posted by Olaf Kirch that did not make it into 2.0.28:
>This is very important since most locking over NFS is done this way.

A propos locking - how about the flock(2) semantics which are broken in
2.0.27 (LOCK_EX is possible even if the locking process can't write to the
file being locked)? I don't see any patches to the relevant parts of the
kernel source, and this *is* a relevant issue. See also the
denial-of-service attacks against various getties and login programs.

Thomas Roessler

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