Juan> However, I feel it is odd to block a client for about one
Juan> minutre when it issues "non-blocking" lock requests.
But if the server goes down, the call can end up blocking for
significantly longer than one minute anyway.
Juan> I have seen that Solaris code does so but still feels odd
Juan> and it may conflict with what most programmers expect
Perhaps, but there are other expectations to keep in mind. In
particular, when using NFS, the expectation (at least with hard
mounts) is that when the server goes down, the application will simply
wait until the server comes back. Your change would conflict with
Mike Kupfer firstname.lastname@example.org
Solaris File Sharing Speaking for myself, not for Sun.
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