When acl() returns -1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jun 27 16:59:00 GMT 2005

On Jun 27 12:28, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> 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.

Yes.  The metadata is always read and written atomically.


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