sshfs/nfs cause server lockup

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Nov 23 11:27:15 PST 2006

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 04:38:48PM +0100, s.c.sprong at wrote:
> Chris <chrcoluk at> wrote:
> >kris a development on this, someone else posted about a nfs problem
> >and reading his post some starkling point he made about network cards,
> >he stated he only gets the bug on sis rl and fxp.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding, but I think that the 'NFS via TCP' thread
> covers other bugs, ie the inability to mount NFS v3 over TCP.
> I've tested the cards above, and the person I replied to encountered the
> same bug with a bge card. My solution was to remove custom nfs settings
> in sysctl.conf. I don't know which one was the culprit because I don't
> have the time to look into it further.
> My poking uncovered a set of crashing bugs and potentially a livelock.
> I would agree that NFS is very fragile in RELENG_6.
> So far <fingers crossed> I've not run into an NFS server deadlock you
> described.

Are you sure these are NFS problems and not ethernet driver problems?

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