File locking / directory problem

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Tue Jul 8 11:16:44 IST 2003

On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 09:08:02AM -0600, Derrick Georgiades wrote:

> It doesn't appear to be a permissions issue.  Does anyone know what an error
> 7 is for the lockd daemon?  Strangely I can still pass mail, but these
> errors seem like it shouldn't.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Are your spool dirs NFS-mounted? Sendmail generally uses flock (as does
mailscanner when working with sendmail), which is not NFS-safe...



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