Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57541
aspell not working with emacs flyspell on NFS filesystem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:43 EDT
Description of Problem:
Fiirst, since upgrading from RH 6.2 to 7.2 flyspell mode in emacs has been
much slower, which can be attributable to the switch from ispell to aspell, I
assume. This is annoying and *almost* makes me want to turn off flyspell --
is there any way to make aspell work faster in this context?
Second, since installing the recent util-linux update (v 2.11f, rel 17), emacs
flyspell mode will now hang emacs after closing a file (or sending an email
under rmail) where flyspell was active, and then opening a new file/email.
Also, upon exiting emacs, it reports that an aspell process is still running.
IMPORTANT: this only occurs when running on an NFS mounted filesystem.
When I do this on the identically configured system where my home directory
is a local drive, or on my identically configured laptop at home, there is no
hanging, and everything works as normal (i.e., slowly but surely).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open a file in emacs and turn on flyspell mode, on a system where
your home directory is mounted from an NFS server (i.e. not on a local
2. scroll down a few lines, then close this buffer
3. open the same file again, scroll down a few lines, and you're hung
4. this probably requires there to be some kind of mispelling to be
enountered to produce the hang: the files i've tested with are all latex docs
that have various latex code that gets flagged at the start.1.
emacs hangs, needs to be terminated with kill
actually, it looks like aspell doesn't work at all under emacs when run within an
NFS-mounted home directory. So, just running ispell-buffer under emacs results
in a pause followed by a message: "aspell did not output version line". Again, this
is only on NFS, running on the machine with the local disk is fine.
So it sounds like some kind of file locking bug.
Probably a local configuration or interaction issue, both flyspell and aspell
work well on NFS mounted home dirs - it's what I'm developing on.
Closing as NOTABUG in lack of NOTABUGINTHISCOMPONENT.