NFS: Processes marked "in disk"

Brian Reichert reichert at
Fri Jan 23 14:32:02 PST 2004

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:03:08PM -0800, Doug White wrote:
> For the record,
> It is NOT RECOMMENDED to put mail spools on NFS volumes.  NFS locking is
> not reliable and you WILL get corrupted spools or other wierd locking
> behavior.  Particularly with FreeBSD where NFS locking just started
> working in 5.x.  In 4.x, it was all a sham :-)

FWIW: the qmail folks have a mailbox format they say is safe for NFS:


I missed the beginning of the thread, so I apologize if OP's question
was sendmail-specific...

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