1. I can't compile and run multithreaded applications.

    Special compile-time flags are required when compiling threaded applications on FreeBSD. If you are compiling a threaded application, you must compile with the _THREAD_SAFE and -pthread flags:

    cc -D_THREAD_SAFE -pthread ...

    The Berkeley DB library will automatically build with the correct options.

  2. I see fsync and close system call failures when accessing databases or log files on NFS-mounted filesystems.

    Some FreeBSD releases are known to return ENOLCK from fsync and close calls on NFS-mounted filesystems, even though the call has succeeded. The Berkeley DB code should be modified to ignore ENOLCK errors, or no Berkeley DB files should be placed on NFS-mounted filesystems on these systems.