[offtopic] Re: 2.1.131 first impressions

Jauder Ho (jauderho@transmeta.com)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 00:43:42 -0800 (PST)

NFS based mail is evil regardless of this buglet or not. Try using IMAP or
POP instead.


On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Mail over NFS
> =============
> The losing-mail-over-NFS thing I've been mentioning recently should be
> ok now, though I haven't tried it. That is, _if_ you use fcntl()
> locking; just dot-locking is *not* good enough unless you disable
> cacheing. (The locking method used by default depends on which
> distribution you're using).
> From a first reading of the source, 2.1.131's fix for the above isn't
> perfect in some rare cases, and if you're really unlucky you can end up
> with a stale lock on the mail spool. I'll be testing and chasing up the
> finer points shortly. But the gaping hole is fixed.

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