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Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 23:28:33 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

It returns ENOLCK ("No locks available").

> Perhaps we can detect that particular failure, and try fcntl instead.

Note that flock is a generic perl interface that may be implemented with
flock(2) or fcntl(2) or lockf(3), depending on what is available on the
host.  See perlfunc(1).


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