Re: filesystem transactions API

From: Artem B. Bityuckiy
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 10:57:58 EST

Jamie Lokier wrote:
The problem with making them exclusive locks is that you halt the
system for the duration of the transaction. If it's a big transaction
such as updating 1000 files for a package update, that blocks a lot of
programs for a long time, and it's not necessary.

Surely we'll anyway block others if we have a kernel-level transaction support?
What is the difference in which layer to block?

Best regards, Artem B. Bityuckiy
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