Still getting NFS client locking up

Kelley Reynolds schnozzy at
Mon Nov 10 08:00:46 PST 2003

--- Original Message ---
From: Soren Schmidt <sos at>
Sent: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:03:47 +0100 (CET)
To: Matt Smith <matt at>
Subject: Re: Still getting NFS client locking up

> It seems Matt Smith wrote:
> > With a current build from november the 9th I am still getting exactly 
> > the same NFS lockups. I assume soren is as well. NFS has basically been 
> > pretty unusable now for over a month.
> Yes I do, NFS is virtually useless...
> > As only a couple of people have complained about this from what I can 
> > see I assume it is something related to something specific such as a 
> > network card?
> Could be, but its more than one type of card which suggests to me
> its more "generic" in origin..
> >  From my testing I only get this lockup when writing to the server. 
> > Reading from the server works perfectly all the time. So luckily I can 
> > still manage an NFS mounted installworld/kernel.
> I can also lock it up with just reading, but it takes longer.
> > Obviously we should really try and find the cause of this before 5.2. I 
> > am willing to try any patches/debug on my systems. But I just have zero 
> > clue about what to look for myself.
> I think its a definite showstopper for 5.2 actually..

Just to add some more evidence to the mix, I have two 5.1 current boxes using bfe, vr, and both have ath, and I am experience all of the lockups on the server end... client has yet to lock up.


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