Subject: Re: Simultaneous builds
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Weber <Ephaeton@gmx.net>
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. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr