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    SubjectRe: threaded FS-drivers

    In article <> you write:

    >For certain applications (multiple concurrent accesses on very
    >large files as generated by database applications) it can be
    >desireable to support finer grained locks than on inode level.


    Have a look at the fcntl(2) man page. I think Linux has already
    supported POSIX style locks on parts of files for a long time (since
    when the version numbers begun with 1., at least) :-)

    But I think the thread was about the in kernel locking mechanisms
    to protect transactions in the filesystem implementation from concurrent

    Regards, Felix.

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