nfs server issues

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Fri Apr 2 08:33:55 PST 2004

In the last episode (Apr 01), Sean McNeil said:
> I have googled and seen a great deal of talk about FreeBSD nfs client
> issues, but haven't seen anything about server problems.  I've now
> tried with a Solaris 2.7, HPUX 11.11, and 2 different Linux boxes and
> I get the same thing happening...
> If I mount an nfs partition on any of the above mentioned machines,
> everything works fine until I try to copy a bunch of files over.  For
> instance, if I mount it at /mnt and do
> cd /localdisk; (cd /mnt; tar cf - .) | tar xvf -
> It will lock up hard.  Linux is saying
> nfs: task xxxx can't get a request slot

"tcpdump -s0" output might help here, I think.  Do it from both
machines and make sure no packets are being dropped, and then check to
see what NFS request the client is trying to make that isn't getting

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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