On Tue, 09 Apr 2002 15:06:19 -0400, Jeff Roberson wrote:

> Right, sorry.  There was some minimal discussion about this on arch quite
> a while ago.  Basically, it allows namei to return leafs locked with
> shared locks instead of exclusive locks when a flag is set.
> This not only reduces contention, but also the number of exclusive locks
> that are floating around in the system.

A good place for this to be documented is the "NAMEI OPERATION FLAGS"
section of the namei(9) manual page.

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