On Fri, 8 Dec 2000 09:36:11 +0100 Thomas Wouters email@example.com wrote:
Over NFS, almost nothing is atomic. And even if you do grab an atomic operation, you can get ....
The only operation which I've found guaranteed atomic across all NFS implementations is creat().
I'm afraid that there isn't a good solution to your problem, right now. In all honesty, and I say this with all my professional years of experience in this area, NFS sucks large granite elephant testicles through a very thin straw. (To butcher a Pratchett quote, "NFS is like a vampire; it bites, it sucks, and it leaves you lifeless")
Yuo're beginning to sound a bit like me, only you're more polite.