[developers] running LOGON from an NFS partition

Woodley Packard sweaglesw at sweaglesw.org
Fri Sep 2 04:23:34 CEST 2011

Hi folks,

I'm trying to run the LKB from a partition mounted over NFS.  I see  
nothing about this issue on the wiki, so I thought I'd see if anyone  
on the list knows the solution.  When I try to load the ERG, I get an  
error complaining that flock() failed:

TSNLP(4): (lkb:read-script-file-aux "/home/sweaglesw/cdev/erg/lkb/ 
; Loading /home/sweaglesw/cdev/erg/lkb/script
set-coding-system(): activated UTF8.
Error: lockf failed: No locks available [errno=37].
   [condition type: SYSCALL-ERROR]

A quick web search suggests that the flock() system call doesn't  
support NFS volumes (although other file locking methods based on  
fcntl() apparently do).  Has anyone else experienced this, and is  
there a known work-around?  I could copy the LOGON tree to local  
storage, but I'd rather not have to maintain multiple copies of it.

Many thanks,
Woodley Packard

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