On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Philip Guenther wrote:
Is there some reason your procmail was compiled without kernel
locking? Did the autoconf process actually decide that none were
usable, or were they explicitly disabled?
I do not own procmail so I don't know how it was originally compiled. I
suspect it was disabled as all MDAs and MUAs within our organization are
compiled with dotlocking as a standard. Mail may be read on AIX 3 & 4,
HP-UX 9 and 10, SunOS 4.1.3-4.1.4, Solaris 2.5.1, and FreeBSD 2 & 3 so
I'm rather pessimistic about finding reliable kernel locking mechanisms
among all these OSes.
What is the uname info for the home directory NFS server?
They are Auspex NFS servers: SunOS pdxfs12 4.1.4 1 aushp
Offhand, my first suggestion would be to upgrade to 3.11pre7 (yes, it's
stable), watching the autoconf process carefully to make sure it gets a
real chance to test kernel locking.
I just started testing this version (with dotlocking only) with a few
users experiencing this problem but I'll need another week to know how
this goes. How long have you been using 3.11pre7?
Can I use kernel locking in addition to dotlocking so that my locking
technique is still compatible with dotlocking MUAs?
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