partly solved: kernel: g_vfs_done error = 5

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Wed Jan 6 08:29:38 UTC 2010

It turns out that when the vmware host san is being heavily (importing
vm's, multiple back-up jobs) used this error pops up in the freebsd guest.
It is (just) a timeout error, but still this should not happen.
I have been looking at the sysctl variables for vfs if it is possible to
increase the timeout value, but i do not see a setting that could
accomplish this, also this would not be the right solution i guess.
The only right solution would for the vmware host admin to tune the san
settings (or the specific lun) or to spread the load more evenly.

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