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Old 07-28-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Mandatory Locking


A file is marked as a candidate for mandatory by setting the group-id bit in its file mode but removing the group-execute bit.Can Some body explain this in a more clearer way
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:42 AM   #2
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Well, chmod g-x file; chmod g+s file. Ok, mandatory locking can be applied.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 04:00 AM   #3
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Thanks raskin for u r quick reply.
I will tell my question even more clearly.
When I Open a file, it would be associated with a "file" structure in open file table.
Now When I apply a lock on this file, Is there any field inside "file" structure which will be a modified to tell that this file is locked or Is there any other way.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 05:21 AM   #4
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According to your nick, you must have fresh kernel unpacked. Go to Documentation. read mandatory.txt . If you mean FILE*, well, FILE* is option. If you mean internal kernel structure - yes, but stable-api-nonsense.txt, so don't rely on it unless you are writing in-kernel code related to it in which case you look up in the source. Generally you have fcntl (read man) to get/set state of locking.
 
  


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