SUMMARY: lockd patches with 4.1 for PC-NFS

From: Tony Martindale (
Date: Thu Jun 25 1992 - 03:56:27 CDT

  The original message was:

      We have an SLC running SunOS 4.1 serving a network of PC's running
    PC-NFS (3.0.1 and 3.5). We have run into some locking problems with
    PC applications, so I am going to install the lockd patch that came
    with PC-NFS 3.5 (we are currently running the patched versions that
    came with 3.0.1). This patch says:

    # The intent is to have a new lockd installed that is consistent with
    # SUN's CTE level 6 lock daemon.

      My questions are:

            Is there a later version lockd patch for 4.1?
            If so is it worth installing, what does it fix?
            Does it work with PC-NFS 3.0.1/3.5/4.0?

  The answers:

        1. Is there a later version lockd patch for 4.1?

  Yes, 100075-08, covers 4.1, 4.1.1 and 4.1.2. I have acquired it,
and will install and test shortly.

        2. If so is it worth installing, what does it fix?

  Yes, lots of things. As Glenn Satchell put it:

> Yes, when you see the README you will think "how can there be so many
> bugs and the thing still (sortof) works?". Seriously there are many
> bugs fixed in the later revisions, so you should get the latest patch.

        3. Does it work with PC-NFS 3.0.1/3.5/4.0?

  Since patched versions of lockd etc come supplied with PC-NFS I was
concerned that some patches may be PC-NFS specific. However most
respondents felt that there should be no problems running later lockd
patches with any of the PC-NFS versions. It appeared that a couple of
people had installed the patch and were running PC-NFS without

  Thanks to:

Vincent Everett <>
Mike Raffety <> (Russ Poffenberger)
Dave Wilmot <>
kalli! (Glenn Satchell)

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