[erlang-patches] ms/file-exclusive-mode

Michael Santos <>
Tue Jun 1 16:02:46 CEST 2010


On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 03:40:40PM +0200, Bj??rn Gustavsson wrote:
> git fetch git://github.com/bjorng/otp.git ms/file-exclusive-mode
> 
> We will probably graduate this branch (after testing it
> on more platforms), but with the following addition
> to the documentation:
> 
> diff --git a/lib/kernel/doc/src/file.xml b/lib/kernel/doc/src/file.xml
> index eed92d2..640137a 100644
> --- a/lib/kernel/doc/src/file.xml
> +++ b/lib/kernel/doc/src/file.xml
> @@ -616,6 +616,11 @@ f.txt:  {person, "kalle", 25}.
>              <p>The file, when opened for writing, is created if it
>                does not exist. If the file exists, open will return
>                <c>{error, eexist}</c>.</p>
> +           <warning><p>This option does not guarantee exclusiveness on
> +           file systems that do not support O_EXCL properly,
> +           such as NFS. Do not depend on this option unless you
> +           know that the file system support its (in general, local
> +           file systems should be safe).</p></warning>
>            </item>
>            <tag><c>raw</c></tag>
>            <item>
> 
> Is that OK?

That is much better, thanks! One small typo: "support its" should be
"supports it".




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