kern/70880: 5.3 beta1 nfs problem

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Aug 24 08:00:47 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/70880; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
To: fbsd_user <fbsd_user at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: kern/70880: 5.3 beta1 nfs problem
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 17:51:28 +0300

 On 2004-08-24 00:00, fbsd_user <fbsd_user at> wrote:
 >  Thanks for the work around info, But that's not the point of this
 >  bug report. In case you missed the meaning: there should not be any
 >  nfs anything running on a clean install when the sysinstall
 >  questions to enable nfs are answered as no. This is not something
 >  that has ever been part of past stable releases so it must be turned
 >  on in the kernel by mistake. The release built team must build a
 >  true kernel.generic module which has kernel debugging and nfs kernel
 >  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 fixed
 >  by next weeks build so why would you change this PR's Severity? If
 >  anything you should have directed this PR to the leader of the
 >  release build team so they can address this bug by next Fridays
 >  build.
 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 to keep turned
 off.  Having NFSCLIENT in the GENERIC kernels minimizes the steps one has
 to go through in order to use a recently installed machine as an NFS
 client.  I'd like to see this stay in the installation kernel as long as
 Would a workaround like this be ok for you Joe?
 	- If the user explicitly disables NFS during installation add this
 to the installed /etc/sysctl.conf:

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