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SubjectRe: [RFC] mount flag "direct"
"A month of sundays ago Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:"
> On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > And what if they both allocate the same disk block to another
> > file, simultaneously ?
> You need a mutex then. For SCSI devices a reservation is the way to go
> -- the RESERVE/RELEASE commands are mandatory for direct-access devices,
> so thy should work universally for disks.

Is there provision in VFS for this operation?

(i.e. care to point me at an entry point? I just grepped for "reserve"
and came up with nothing useful).

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