Bug 56141 - Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl lock! - NFS-mounted mailboxes won't work.
Summary: Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl lock! - NFS-mounted mailboxes won't w...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: balsa (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-11-13 08:43 UTC by Jon Ivar Rykkelid
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:24 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-14 16:24:44 UTC
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Description Jon Ivar Rykkelid 2001-11-13 08:43:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
Whenever I open a mailbox, I get the message: Timeout exceeded while
attempting fcntl lock!.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start balsa with some nfs-mounted mailboxes
2. Open one of those mailboxes
3.
	

Actual Results:  I get the message "Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl
lock!"

Expected Results:  I should be able to open mailboxes without this problem,
and I should be able to send mail.

Additional info:

If I try to send a mail I get the message:
"Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl lock!
Couldn't lock /home/jonry/mail/outbox
Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl lock!
Couldn't lock /home/jonry/mail/sentbox
Timeout exceeded while attempting fcntl lock!"

Also I get an error message which in English would be something like:
"Problem with SMTP-server: Nothing to do"

Previously I ran balsa from the machine that physically holds my mailboxes
- no problem. From a remote machine, however, it will not work.

Comment 1 Jon Ivar Rykkelid 2001-11-13 09:00:59 UTC
(My problem is with the latest balsa 1.2.3, but it may apply to previous
compilations as well.)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-11-13 18:02:45 UTC
Do you have lockd running on both the server and the client?

Comment 3 Jon Ivar Rykkelid 2001-11-14 15:54:30 UTC
Unfortunately not. The server (debian) runs a userspace nfs demon - lockd is run
when/if the server needs it. The client (RedHat) runs lockd... I fear that this
implies that the problem is mine and not yours, but thanks anyway. Btw. I tried
to recompile balsa 1.2.3 - the executable resulted in a segmentation fault.
sigh. :-(

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-11-14 16:24:39 UTC
Unfortunately, for NFS locking to work, lockd must be running on both the client
& server, or the filesystem must be mounted with '-o nolock'.


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