NFS client/buffer cache deadlock

Marc Olzheim marcolz at
Wed Apr 20 11:03:33 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 01:28:39PM -0400, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> > It is ok to return partial success if the first chunk of a large write
> > succeeded and a later chunk failed persistently, but not if it cannot be
> > performed as a single NFS transaction.
> What is your rationale for this?

Probably the part that you quoted about the write() after the short
write() supposedly returning an error.

Besides from that: since it isn't non-blocking, why not just block until
everything is written ? That's the way it is done on FreeBSD 4.x and
that's how I interpret the standards...

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