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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.19 325/639] afs: Fix AFS file locking to allow fine grained locks
    On Fri 2020-01-24 10:28:15, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
    > From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
    >
    > [ Upstream commit 68ce801ffd82e72d5005ab5458e8b9e59f24d9cc ]
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    > Fix AFS file locking to allow fine grained locks as some applications, such
    > as firefox, won't work if they can't take such locks on certain state files
    > - thereby preventing the use of kAFS to distribute a home directory.
    >
    > Note that this cannot be made completely functional as the protocol only
    > has provision for whole-file locks, so there exists the possibility

    Is this suitable for -stable?

    "AFS does not support fine-grained locks" is fine and easy to
    understand. "AFS pretends it supports locks and hopes for the best for
    benefit of firefox"... may be good idea for mainline, but I don't
    think it matches -stable criteria.

    Best regards,
    Pavel
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