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Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: autoconf 2.57b: locking fails over NFS
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 22:49:34 +0200
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

 Paul> Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
 >> Would there be a nice solution?

 Paul> Perhaps the simplest solution would be to ignore that
 Paul> particular failure.

But autom4te does need a working lock, or else it's easy to
corrupt its cache.  (Although I admit that having a lock
everywhere except on NFS is still a progress wrt 2.57.)

How about dropping flock() for a mkdir()-based lock?
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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