Machines at my site share a single <tt>/tmp</tt> directory

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Machines at my site share a single /tmp directory

PVM creates files in /tmp for logging and locking. These will collide if different machines share the same tmp.

Get a PVM release version 3.2.3 or later. It includes a compile-time option to change the names of the files in /tmp to include the host name, avoiding the conflict.

If you want this option to be enabled for all machine types, edit src/Makefile.aimk and add -DSHAREDTMP to the (uncommented) OPTIONS= line near the top. If you want it set only for certain architectures, edit the config files for those machines (conf/*.def) and add -DSHAREDTMP to each ARCHCFLAGS= line.

You'll need to rebuild PVM and relink any applications that use libpvm.

Bob Manchek
Fri Mar 3 15:08:11 EST 1995