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Re: [Nmh-workers] Lock gone mad

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Lock gone mad
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 13:45:35 -0400

>Tell your vendor to rebuild the package with fcntl locking.  nmh uses dot
>locking by default, which is pretty brain dead.  Here is the option they
>should give configure:
>So the question becomes, is there a reason we shouldn't fix configure to
>use fcntl locking by default, and only fall back to dot locking if fcntl
>locking isn't available?

It does boggle the mind why /dev/null is being locked _at all_.  I did
try to track this down once, and it was a maze of functions ... I was
running low on time and I just switched to fcntl locking, but seriously
this probably should be fixed.


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