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Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS
Date: 24 Sep 2003 10:58:33 -0700
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> On some systems (eg. Linux) flock(2) does not work over network, but Perl
> prefers that over fcntl(2) if it exists.  So autoconf may fail on NFS if
> the filesystem has been mounted with locking enabled.

Thanks.  What error code does flock return in that case?
Perhaps we can detect that particular failure, and try fcntl instead.

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