Re: PATCH/FIX for drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c

From: Bodo Eggert
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 08:43:06 EST

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Helge Hafting wrote:

> None on the file level I hope, for it will surely get abused.
> Windows have exclusive open for example, and there acrobat reader
> locks the pdf file it views, so you can't make a new version without
> killing acrobat first. (And then you have to restart it to
> view the new file.) Stupid in the extreme. Fortunately, acrobat can't
> do that on linux where there is no (easy) opportunity to do so.

The default open mode on network-aware DOS-systems will automatically
aquire an exclusive lock in order to maintain DOS 2.0 compatibility,
and the filename is part of the file's metadata. Windows seems to have
kept this behaviour.
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