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SubjectRe: Lockless file reading
Am Thursday 28 August 2003 11:27 am schrieben Sie:


> It's not about CPU usage. It's mostly about being able to modify the
> file even when there's thousands of simultaneous readers that could
> otherwise keep the file locked almost constantly.

No, the readers only have to check if the file got locked by the writer(s).

> Also it'd be nice to support NFS with .lock files since no-one really
> uses lockd.

IMHO a lock file on nfs is the most inefficient locking mechanism in case of
readers and writer(s) on the same machine.

BTW: What about moving this thread away from linux-kernel? It is already clear
that the kernel does not provide these guarantees you asked for.

-- martin

Dipl.-Phys. Martin Konold
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Erlewein, Frank, Konold & Partner - Beratende Ingenieure und Physiker
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