odd problem with distributed erlang system
Thu Mar 27 18:57:52 CET 2003
In message <> Jenny Dybedahl writes:
>File locking over NFS is notoriously problematic. If there's any way
>you can avoid having to write to the same file from two different
>servers, do so.
With a *good* NFSv3 server, exclusive file creation can serve as a
locking mechanism. If you have a server that exploits NVRAM, such
as NetApp filers, the performance isn't even all that bad. You do
need to have a policy for cleaning up orphaned locks.
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