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authorMike Frysinger <vapier@chromium.org>2019-08-21 17:40:10 -0400
committerMike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>2019-09-11 04:43:57 -0400
commite31d6813d5f1cdd133726add02383c444a3f17ff (patch)
treeb6ab609793ee508037f4b9001ceab3b4cf473023 /man
parentOwnerSet: fix exclude-files support (bug 694000) (diff)
make.conf: clarify distlocks usage
The current text makes it sound like distlocks control mutual access in more scenarios than it actually does. Clarify that it only shows up for distfiles & binpkgs. Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'man')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/man/make.conf.5 b/man/make.conf.5
index 9dcd35b2c..71165bc53 100644
--- a/man/make.conf.5
+++ b/man/make.conf.5
@@ -399,9 +399,13 @@ Enable portage support for the distcc package with pump mode.
.B distlocks
Portage uses lockfiles to ensure competing instances don't clobber
-each other's files. This feature is enabled by default but may cause
+each other's files. It covers saving distfiles to ${DISTDIR} and
+binpkgs to ${PKGDIR}.
+This feature is enabled by default but may cause
heartache on less intelligent remote filesystems like NFSv2 and some
-strangely configured Samba server (oplocks off, NFS re\-export). A tool
+strangely configured Samba servers (oplocks off, NFS re\-export).
/usr/lib/portage/bin/clean_locks exists to help handle lock issues
when a problem arises (normally due to a crash or disconnect).