Heads up to Julian sendmail 8.13 (upcoming release) Linux 2.4 Series and broken flock()
dh at UPTIME.AT
Tue Feb 17 20:47:48 GMT 2004
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Please first of all review
It has the original text from sendmail.org and the explanation by some
I just wanted to give an early heads up that yet another lock method
might be needed.
PS: in short...
"> NOTE: Linux appears to have broken flock() again. Unless
> the bug is fixed before sendmail 8.13 is shipped,
> 8.13 will change the default locking method to
> fcntl() for Linux kernel 2.4 and later. You may
> want to do this in 8.12 by compiling with
> -DHASFLOCK=0. Be sure to update other sendmail
> related programs to match locking techniques.
> Is it really broken or is sendmail smoking crack like when they said
> that itimers in Linux didn't work?
It really is broken, and sendmail triggers it
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