[oe] DL_DIR on nfs mount -> lockfile mayhem

Graham Gower graham.gower at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 21:36:19 UTC 2010

On 3 March 2010 18:59, Koen Kooi <k.kooi at student.utwente.nl> wrote:
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> Hi,
> One of my coworkers ran out of diskspace again and decided to move his
> DL_DIR to the filer and access it over NFS. Now do_fetch just hangs for
> nearly everything and we can get it to continue after removing the
> lockfiles in DL_DIR manually, but that's not a good solution.
> I don't touch NFS with a bargepole, but my coworker insists it's a valid
> use-case :) So, is DL_DIR on nfs supported and if so, any clues why it
> could break with lockfiles?
> This is with bitbake 1.8 from git.
> regards,
> Koen
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What is the nfs server running and what are your mount options? I've
seen odd behaviour with applications using sqlite (e.g. firefox) on
some nfs mounts: http://www.sqlite.org/faq.html#q5

Does the problem go away when the filesystem is mounted -onolock ?


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