Strange Thunderbird issue

D'Arcy Cain darcy at
Mon Mar 16 17:01:24 UTC 2020

On 2020-03-13 18:09, Christian Schmidt wrote:
> D'Arcy Cain, 13.03.20:
>> The user home directories are NFS mounted.  If I move one user to the
>> local file system it then works properly for that user.
> Maybe an NFS locking issue. What do your mount options look like?
> I'd play around a bit with the locking options.

I ran truss on Thunderbird and did not see any flock calls.  Any
thoughts on what else to look for?  There are plenty of errors but it
looks like Thunderbird expects them.  Instead of checking file status it
just tries to open them one after another until it succeeds.

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