[osuosl-powerdev] something's wrong with $PATH and ccache at ibmcell.osuosl.org

Lance Albertson lance at osuosl.org
Tue Aug 5 20:11:57 UTC 2008

Marian Such wrote:
> You are right.
> after setting $HOME to /data/toxygen it runs fine.
> [toxygen at pecan toxygen]$ export HOME=/data/toxygen
> [toxygen at pecan ~]$ gcc
> gcc: no input files
> [toxygen at pecan ~]$
> this explains it, ccache probably cannot handle nfs.
> So probably setting /home/<user>/.ccache as symlink to /data/ 
> <user>/.ccache would help.
> In fact, cache of code from other platform is not very feasible to  
> work with on another platform.
> So this could involve even more problems for compiling itself; so it  
> is not reasonable to use the same .ccache directory for all platforms.

The whole NFS situation is causing more problems than good so I plan on 
us getting rid of it sometime in the future. But creating the symlink 
should resolve the issue for now. Sorry for the issues!

Next time you have a problem, could you please send an email to support 
at osuosl dot org?


> On Aug 4, 2008, at 8:15 PM, Mark Wong wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Marian Such <toxygen1 at gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> open("/home/toxygen/.ccache/stats", O_RDWR) = 4
>>> fcntl64(4, F_SETLKW, {type=F_WRLCK, whence=SEEK_SET, start=0, len=1}
>> I've been experiencing problems with working on the NFS mounted home
>> directories, and the fact that this is the last line in your strace
>> suggests you may be suffering from similar troubles.  I've been
>> working from the locally mounted /data/$USER directories with much
>> more success.

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