fcntl(f, F_SETLK, &fl) problem on Cygwin 1.1.8(0.34/3/2)

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Mar 4 20:56:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 12:19:36PM +0900, Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 3 Mar 2001 02:13:42 +0100 (MET)
>>>> Joerg Schilling <schilling@fokus.gmd.de> said:
>> VED (and similar nvi) does record locking of edited files by first
>> opening the file with O_RDWR and applying a record lock. Then it opens
>> the the file for reading and reads the file into the buffer.
>> This definitely does not work with Cygwin on Win ME. 
>> -	Will this work on Win NT ?
>No. The locking semantics in Cygwin is completely different from
>UNIX.  A lock is acquired by a file descriptor, not by a process.
>This is the semantics of LockFile or LockFileEx invoked by the
>Cygwin DLL.
>> But then there should definitely a fix in cygwin or a hint in the FAQ.
>I think such a troublesome locking mechanism should be eliminated
>from the Cygwin DLL or should be noted by a document.

I appreciate the clarification but, as I've noted, if a change in
documentation or source code is appropriate, then I expect someone in
this mailing list to provide it.

Maybe you and Joerg can work together to provide something appropriate?


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