NFS locking problems with 7.0-RELEASE

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Dec 31 10:26:37 UTC 2008

On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, Bryan Alves wrote:

> Where can I find more information about in kernel NFS_LOCKD?  It doesn't 
> seem to exist on google at all, and I'm hesistant to upgrade from RELEASE 
> without doing due dilligence in terms of research.

I'm not sure there's a specific web page/etc on it, but you can find the 
initial patch announcement here:

I believe the "-k" described in the original post is no longer required.

> Is rpc.lockd_enable still required in rc.conf when using this?

Hmm.  I believe so.

> Do I need to do anything else besides update to RELENG_7 and 
> installworld/installkernel with this new option?

You can do the normal upgrade -- build world, kernel, install kernel, reboot, 
mergemaster -p, installworld, full mergemaster, reboot.  Or you can wait 
another week and install FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE, if you want to be running on a 
release rather than doing incremental updates along the branch.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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