On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Dave Airlie wrote:
Righto I've got an server which has procmail installed for mail
delivery, and I have a .procmailrc which puts my mail into folders in my
home dir which is exported over NFS, pine is not enjoying reading mail
from the folders in my NFS exported home dir, due to what seems like
locking problems, it works but sometimes pine goes into catastrophic
failure mode, so has anyone anyt exp with this, I could go to IMAP, but I
need to migrate 300 users with me :-P
had similar weird problems with pine over nfs aswell.
in addition to compiling pine with locking support and make sure
rpc.lockd and rpc.statd are running on both server/client. eg from
rpcinfo -p you should see program 100024 (status from RH services)
and 100021 (nlockmgr in RH / possibly something like NLM on other
in the worst case, try tuning attribute caching timeouts (mount -o
actime=<sec>. Defaults are pretty high, something lower'd be better
for mail, eg 5 down to 2. Last resort, disable it with -o noac.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
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