[rrd-users] Re: First post...looking for more info...

Clifton Royston cliftonr at lava.net
Tue Nov 14 20:41:29 MET 2000

On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 11:57:55AM +0100, Rainer Bawidamann wrote:
> In article <200011132349.AAA02898 at slot.hollandcasino.nl>,
> 	alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl (Alex van den Bogaerdt) writes:
> > 
> > Karyn Ulriksen wrote:
> >> 
> >> yup...  its an nfs issue...  works on local volumes just fine...
> >> 
> >> will be changing thread here...
> > 
> > glad you've found it.  While I think this is not an RRDtool
> > problem per se, maybe Tobi can fix it somewhere, somehow?
> rrdtool uses fcntl to lock the rrd file. This needs a nfs implementation
> with working locking. The original sun nfs has working locking. Linux
> might have it with with version 2.2 or 2.4, don't know exactly. Look for
> a running "lockd".

The procmail package has a fairly useful utility which tests the
different locking mechanisms and capabilities of your OS on specified
directories.  Useful in situations like this.

  -- Clifton

 Clifton Royston  --  LavaNet Systems Architect --  cliftonr at lava.net
      The named which can be named is not the Eternal named.

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