X on sparc64?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Oct 11 18:42:27 PDT 2003

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 07:38:36PM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 05:34:02PM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > Be aware that 4.x's NFS code doesn't like talking to sparc64 clients -
> > it causes the i386 server to double fault.  5.x as a server is
> > perfectly happy though.
> I have an Ultra 5 running a recent -current that uses an i386 -stable as
> it's NFS server ... I've never seen any problems with it. Is this an
> issue that is only affected via certain NFS options or is otherwise
> possible to (unknowingly) avoid?

It only occurs under load..if you've never put heavy (I mean heavy!)
loads on the server you've probably avoided it.  I was able to repeat
this on two separate networks.

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