Subject: Re: Simultaneous builds
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2002 18:39:49
On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 06:34:12PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> [...]
> I think this is because of broken linux NFS client, for which file
> creation isn't atomic (it can delay file creation on the server,
> instead of checking immediatly if the file already exists), making
> open(O_CREAT|O_EXCL) broken.
> On NetBSD shlock should be fine.

If that is the case our shlock manpage needs to be rewritten a bit,

     Does not work on NFS or other network filesystem on different systems be-
     cause the disparate systems have disjoint PID spaces.

> --
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
> --
Martin Weber