kern/70880: 5.3 beta1 nfs problem
Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Tue Aug 24 08:30:32 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR kern/70880; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "JJB" <Barbish3 at adelphia.net>
To: "Giorgos Keramidas" <keramida at freebsd.org>,
"fbsd_user" <fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com>
Cc: <bug-followup at freebsd.org>
Subject: RE: kern/70880: 5.3 beta1 nfs problem
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:29:46 -0400
Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2004-08-24 00:00, fbsd_user <fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the work around info, But that's not the point of
>> bug report. In case you missed the meaning: there should not be
>> nfs anything running on a clean install when the sysinstall
>> questions to enable nfs are answered as no. This is not
>> that has ever been part of past stable releases so it must be
>> on in the kernel by mistake. The release built team must build a
>> true kernel.generic module which has kernel debugging and nfs
>> options turned off. Creating a stable 5.3 release is my
>> understanding of the goal of the 5.3 beta weekly build series.
>> Reports of these kinds of bugs get a high severity so they get
>> by next weeks build so why would you change this PR's Severity?
>> anything you should have directed this PR to the leader of the
>> release build team so they can address this bug by next Fridays
> There's always a balance that the release engineering team has to
> strike between features that some users might want to have in the
> default installation and the features that some people might want
> keep turned off. Having NFSCLIENT in the GENERIC kernels
> the steps one has to go through in order to use a recently
> machine as an NFS client. I'd like to see this stay in the
> installation kernel as long as possible.
> Would a workaround like this be ok for you Joe?
> - If the user explicitly disables NFS during installation add
> to the installed /etc/sysctl.conf:
That works for me, but lets not be short sighted. NFS has 2
versions: the client and the server. One or the other version can be
selected during the sysinstall process. Provisions must be made to
enable server version from sysinstall. Is there a sysctl.conf knob
to toggle nfs server on and off like there is for nfsclient?
How about having /etc/sysctl.conf default to disabling both nfs
client and server, and when sysinstall nfs enable question is
answered as yes then remove the correct entry from /etc/sysctl.conf
as part of the sysinstall process. This sounds like the correct
solution to me.
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