Subject: Re: Simultaneous builds
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2002 11:31:11
Is that 'doesn't do too well on NFS' with multiple clients, or with
multiple connections from one client? (or both?)

I guess multiple machines of the same ARCH using the same pkgsrc tree
wasn't something I was concerned about. Intuitively, I would have
expected shlock to work okay with NFS from a single client though.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 01:42:41PM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> PR 7590 is a good start, but it relies on shlock, which doesn't do too
> well on NFS-mounted partitions.
> I'm also not too sure of its availability on other platforms.
> Regards,
> Alistair
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 01:18:11PM -0400, David Maxwell wrote:
> > 
> > See pkg/7590, which is a look at providing a lock for just this reason.
> > I never finished the code though, and no one else has felt it a pressing
> > matter.

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