Re: broken flock() emulation 1.3.98

Tom Armistead (
Tue, 07 May 1996 04:23:46 GMT

This is covered in the README file with new Linux's. You need to
recompile those processes with a newer version of libc (don't remember
the specific version, but the latest will do fine). This message is
just saying the flock() code in the older libc packages is wrong.
Everything still works fine (as long as your not using NFS mounts for
the affected processes - i.e. inetd, lpd, syslogd, klogd, ...).

Tom (Doug Liu) wrote:
> Here is a message I got after booting up
>kernel 1.3.98:
> fcntl_setlk() called by process 46 with broken flock() emulation
>(process 46 was bash)
> I hope this can be of help.
> Regards,

Tom Armistead            Software Services      Garland, TX  75040