possible NFS lockups
asimex at gmx.net
Wed Jul 28 07:18:44 UTC 2010
I have a few remarks and questions; what happens when the system is in this state? Your access to the mount fails but is restored after a while, or do you need to remount, under normal conditions the access should be restored automaticlly. The error message per se is indicating a busy server and should clear up after a while, as you have seen.
How frequent do you see the error, once per hour, day? If you say filer, I assume you are talking about a Netapp filer, it might be worth taking a perfstat when the error happens, and when the condition exists. I think dtrace will not really help since this seems a server issue to me.
As the filer is used to store mails, I assume we are talking about qmail or similiar environment with a huge number of small files, I would like to know how the directory structure looks on the filer.
If possible get a perfstat and provide the directory structure offline to me and I will have a look.
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> Datum: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 20:55:42 +0100
> Von: krad <kraduk at googlemail.com>
> An: freebsd-hackers at freebsd.org, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Betreff: Re: possible NFS lockups
> On 27 July 2010 16:29, krad <kraduk at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > I have a production mail system with an nfs backend. Every now and again
> > see the nfs die on a particular head end. However it doesn't die across
> > the nodes. This suggests to me there isnt an issue with the filer itself
> > the stats from the filer concur with that.
> > The symptoms are lines like this appearing in dmesg
> > nfs server 10.44.17.138:/vol/vol1/mail: not responding
> > nfs server 10.44.17.138:/vol/vol1/mail: is alive again
> > trussing df it seems to hang on getfsstat, this is presumably when it
> > the nfs mounts
> > eg
> > __sysctl(0xbfbfe224,0x2,0xbfbfe22c,0xbfbfe230,0x0,0x0) = 0 (0x0)
> > mmap(0x0,1048576,PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANON,-1,0x0) =
> > 1746583552 (0x681ac000)
> > mmap(0x682ac000,344064,PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANON,-1,0x0)
> > 1747632128 (0x682ac000)
> > munmap(0x681ac000,344064) = 0 (0x0)
> > getfsstat(0x68201000,0x1270,0x2,0xbfbfe960,0xbfbfe95c,0x1) = 9 (0x9)
> > I have played with mount options a fair bit but they dont make much
> > difference. This is what they are set to at present
> > 10.44.17.138:/vol/vol1/mail /mail/0 nfs
> > rw,noatime,tcp,acdirmax=320,acdirmin=180,acregmax=320,acregmin=180 0
> > When this locking is occuring I find that if I do a show mount or mount
> > 10.44.17.138:/vol/vol1/mail again under another mount point I can access
> > it fine.
> > One thing I have just noticed is that lockd and statd always seem to
> > died when this happens. Restarting does not help
> > I find all this a bit perplexing. Can anyone offer any help into why
> > might be happening. I have dtrace compliled into the kernel if that
> > help with debugging
> sorry i missed a bit of critical info
> # uname -a
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> root at mk-pimap-7.b2b.uk.tiscali.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DTRACE i
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