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SubjectRE: fcntl file locking and pthreads
> > Two reference platforms for
> > threads are Solaris and Windows. I don't know how Solaris handles this,
> > but on Windows file locks are per thread, not per process.
> Surely your argument isn't that UNIX should do things a certain way because
> that's how Windows does it? We can talk about two things, how things are and
> how they should be. This discussion seemed to be about how things should be.

I mentioned Windows because it happens to have a very mature threading
implementation and I don't see why Unix can't look at something from
Windows as a reference.
Anyway, I understand your argument about thread vs processes resources. I
also checked that it works the same way on Solaris (which of course is a
better reference point for Linux), so I agree that fcntl behavior is ok.
Thanks for your explanation!

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