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Re: Clarifications: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Clarifications: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:04:12 -0700

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Derek Price <address@hidden> writes:

> Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> 
> > some odd race conditions with more than
> > one user trying to create write locks in the same directory at the same
> > time both believing they have obtained their exclusive lock.
> 
> 
> IIRC, this one had to do with clients caching the state of a directory. 
> Something like both clients would query the lock directory's existence
> and if they had cached that it didn't exist, both would return a
> successful status code to a program before they get the failure response
> from the NFS server.

Yes, this is the problem.

> I've fixed that at least once (for running sanity.sh between two hosts)
> by setting the dir-cache-time for my NFS client to 0.  On my Linux
> client the options are acdirmin=0,acdirmax=0 and can be set separately
> for each mount-point.

True, but most folks do not set them in any special way which leads to
the problem.

        -- Mark
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