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int(* fuse_operations::lock)(const char *, struct fuse_file_info *, int cmd, struct flock *)

Perform POSIX file locking operation

The cmd argument will be either F_GETLK, F_SETLK or F_SETLKW.

For the meaning of fields in 'struct flock' see the man page for fcntl(2). The l_whence field will always be set to SEEK_SET.

For checking lock ownership, the 'fuse_file_info->owner' argument must be used.

For F_GETLK operation, the library will first check currently held locks, and if a conflicting lock is found it will return information without calling this method. This ensures, that for local locks the l_pid field is correctly filled in. The results may not be accurate in case of race conditions and in the presence of hard links, but it's unlikly that an application would rely on accurate GETLK results in these cases. If a conflicting lock is not found, this method will be called, and the filesystem may fill out l_pid by a meaningful value, or it may leave this field zero.

For F_SETLK and F_SETLKW the l_pid field will be set to the pid of the process performing the locking operation.

Note: if this method is not implemented, the kernel will still allow file locking to work locally. Hence it is only interesting for network filesystems and similar.

Introduced in version 2.6

Definition at line 430 of file fuse.h.

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