Re: [PATCH v7 0/7] Add O_DENY* support for VFS and CIFS/NFS

From: Volker Lendecke
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 09:17:27 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 05:31:39PM +0400, Pavel Shilovsky wrote:
> It's not possible with the current API to do it through open syscall.
> Another possibility is to look at /proc/locks. But I think we really
> need O_DELETE flag that will force a file to be removed on close - we
> will be able to do O_DENYDELETE checks atomically.

I don't depend on this at open time. I can do it later with
some syscall, that's fine. I just want to find a way to do
it correctly. The problem is -- you can't "try" an unlink.
So we have to probe whether we can unlink. And opening for
O_DENYDELETE by no means says we *will* unlink. We just have
to keep the option to do it exclusively.

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