nfs locking broken

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Feb 26 12:48:47 PST 2006

On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:21:55PM +0000, Brian Candler wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 03:58:09PM +0100, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> > It seems that NFS locking is broken for the combo of 4.11 or 5.4 server and 
> > 6.x client. Apps like eclipse and firefox fail to start with my home dir on 
> > a 4.11 server and a 6.x client.
> This in interesting to me - I'll explain why in a moment. But firstly, do
> you have any evidence that this is an NFS locking issue? I thought (maybe
> incorrectly) that FreeBSD did not implement NFS locking on the server side
> at all, only as a client.

It's supported it since the early 5.x days.  However, evidence is that
it was broken in some situations in 6.0-RELEASE.

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