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Re: Emacs 21.1 Build Problems - Redhat Gnu/Linus 7.1

From: Kevin Nolish
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.1 Build Problems - Redhat Gnu/Linus 7.1
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 15:01:04 -0500

> This is a known problem; it sometimes happens when Emacs is built on
> a directory mounted via NFS.  It seems to be caused by the use of
> `mmap' on an NFS-mounted volume.
> A workaround is to build Emacs in a directory on a local disk.

That worked just fine, thanks.

> We are working on possible solutions that will avoid the problem in
> the first place.
> > I checked etc/PROBLEMS but didn't see anything that seemed to match my
> > symptoms.
> The version of PROBLEMS in the current development sources includes
> an entry about this.

Suggestion - Add the all 0's file, or non-executable file symptom to the
PROBLEMS file.  While the NFS problem is listed, it wasn't obvious to me
that my problem was a manifstation of NFS in a somewhat different guise.

again, thanks for the help

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