Still getting NFS client locking up
x at Vex.Net
Wed Nov 12 14:38:25 PST 2003
On November 11, 2003 11:36 pm, Janet Sullivan wrote:
> So far I only have problems in a mixed -STABLE/-CURRENT environment.
> When the client & server are both -CURRENT I haven't had any problems.
I just installed another -STABLE box to see if keeping them both -STABLE
helps. I haven't really tested the NFS yet as I didn't want to risk locking
the box up in the middle of a buildworld.
So i just mounted the NFS drive on the new test box and left it....
Within an hour the NFS server box doing the build world was locked up solid. I
can't say if it was NFS mount related or not; nfsd wasn't really doing
anything. Doesn't seem like it would have been. Beginning to wonder if it is
some strange hardware problem on this box; which coincidentally only shows up
when there's an nfs mount! But that doesn't explain why my normally rock
solid desktop system tanked when being tested as an NFS client to that STABLE
Back to testing. I'm doing heavy disk I/O tests without any NFS mounts now.
If they go okay, back to the NFS mounting and testing...
It seems to me there is something desperately wrong with NFS is mixing
-CURRENT and -STABLE NFS server/clients causes either side (in my case both
sides) to lock up solid. I mean, problems are problems... but solid lockups
with no crash messages or anything is ... nasty.
> Are the folks seeing hangs getting any kind of console error messages?
I see nothing. My server is completely locks up. Nothing responds. The drive
light (the times i've noticed) is frozen "on". On my desktop box the mouse is
dead as well.
> I don't see anything - performance just tanks to the point of being
When testing with my desktop box as client, i noticed just before or just when
the NFS locked up the mouse and keyboard response would be very erratic ...
slow and jerky.
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