Does NFS allow me to unlink/delete open files like I can do with local file systems?
The reason I ask is that I'm developing something that runs on multiple servers and may access NFS as a back end. It simplifies things somewhat if I can do an unlink on a file that is open.
This is a nice feature of the linux (unix?) filesystems that you can unlink a file that is open. It simply removes the directory entry. The file is still available to a process that holds it open as long as it is open. Once closed the inode is destroyed.
Does that same functionality hold true for files opened on NFS mounts?