rpc.lockd leaking memory on 6.3

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Wed Apr 9 20:41:19 UTC 2008

Mark Lastdrager wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently we updated our main NFS server to FreeBSD 6.3. This machine 
> serves about 10 netboot clients all running FreeBSD 6.2. Since the 
> upgrade we are having some issues with locking. We tried to avoid 
> running the lockd daemons at all but most software on the netboot 
> clients (Apache, Postfix) refuses to run without it.
> On the 6.3 server rpc.lockd leaks memory, somewhat less than 1 meg per 
> hour. This means that every few days we need to restart the daemon. This 
> is quite annoying because we need to stop/start rpc.lockd on both the 
> server and the clients in a controlled fashion. In most cases also the 
> daemons using locking need to be restarted.
> Is this a known issue? I could not find a PR for it. Maybe a workaround? 

I havent seen a report of this behaviour.

> I found some recent posts on the -current list about a complete rewrite 
> of the locking mechanism, will this be ported to 6-STABLE in the future?

Almost certainly not.


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