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SubjectRe: NFS Locking violates protocol spec (incompatible with FreeBSD)
On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 11:46:48PM -0500, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> >>>>> " " == Kris Kennaway <kris@freebsd.org> writes:
>
>
> > contains more details about this problem, including a
> > workaround for FreeBSD to limit the cookie size to 8 bytes.
> > Obviously, it would be better for this bug to be fixed in
> > Linux, since Linux is non-conformant to the protocol.
>
> Yes. I saw a mail with a justification for why you want to be able to
> wait on > 2^64 outstanding lock requests to a single lockd server, and
> was highly amused.
> I'm still hoping the person who decided that he needed 1024 byte
> long cookies will own up some day. OTOH, he might still be busy
> testing his locking code for cookie wraparound...
>
>
> Anyhow, a patch exists (written by Greg Banks), and can be found as
>
> http://www.fys.uio.no/~trondmy/src/Linux-2.4.x/2.4.23-pre9/linux-2.4.23-01-fix_osx.dif
>
>
> No. It does not extend the cookie size to 1k...

Thanks..obviously we'd like a fix to be committed to Linux so that it
interoperates out of the box with FreeBSD. What are the chances of
this?

Kris
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