kern/70880: 5.3 beta1 nfs problem

JJB Barbish3 at
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>
To: "Giorgos Keramidas" <keramida at>,
	"fbsd_user" <fbsd_user at>
Cc: <bug-followup at>
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> 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
 >>  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
 > 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:
 > 	vfs.nfs.iodmin=0
 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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