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Re: When acl() returns -1
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 27 11:56, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > What does Linux do when it finds busy files (I think at least NFS allows
> > file locking). Or does that locking not extend to retrieving ACLs?
> Linux generally permits to access the file metadata even if the file
> is locked, so that's not a problem. Windows has the incredibly annoying
> feature that the metadata is part of the file data so locking the file
> also locks accessing metadata :-(
Does Linux have a separate locking mechanism for the metadata itself? I
mean, there's got to be some way of avoiding races in changing the
metadata... What's the behavior of a metadata reader in that case?
But maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree here.
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