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Re: FreeBSD, autom4te and locking on NFS

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: FreeBSD, autom4te and locking on NFS
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:57:33 -0700
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> Invocation of autom4te fails currently on FreeBSD with NFS-mounted
> directories:
> | ../build-alpha-unknown-freebsd6.0/tests/autoconf
> | autom4te: cannot lock autom4te.cache/requests with mode 2 (perhaps you are 
> running make -j on a lame NFS client?): Operation not supported

Is that FreeBSD build actually using make -j?

I've lost some context here.  Could someone please remind me why all
that locking stuff is in XFile.pm?  After all, the last line of BUGS
says, "Parallel builds via `make -jN' do not work."  So why does
XFile.pm worry whether "make -j" works?

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