Subject: Re: vmware file locking
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Bill Squier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/14/2001 10:39:25
On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 08:19:47AM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> Every time I run vmware, it complains about problems trying to lock 
> some files.  I wouldn't mind this so much, but one of the files it 
> can't lock is the preferences file, so it can't save my option 
> selections (including the "don't bother me about this message again" 
> flag).  Is there some fix or work-around? I'm running 1.5.1b2.

For better or worse, I added:

host.FSSupportLocking1 = 0x1

to /etc/vmware/config.

Bill Squier (                

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