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Re: Running several instances of an fs server...

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Running several instances of an fs server...
Date: 23 Jul 2002 10:24:51 -0700
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Fredrik Liljegren <> writes:

> Yes, I agree that that's the best solution.  I just wanted to point
> out that a scenario could come to exist when two users (or the same,
> senile, user) unknowingly mounts the same device; there should at
> least be something prohibiting it, rather than making the whole
> filesystem broken or even hanging the translators.

In general, Unix (and each of its descendants) does not try and
protect users against such simultaneous use, in user-mode programs.

But it's not unreasonable to use advisory file locking for this

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