nfs server issues

Sean McNeil sean at
Fri Apr 2 16:46:21 PST 2004

The problem has been resolved.  It was an issue with the hardware
checksums done by my NIC.  I turned off this feature and it is working
great now.


On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 08:33, Dan Nelson wrote:
> 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
> processed.

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