Stale NFS file handles on 8.x amd64

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Nov 30 02:35:48 UTC 2010

Hi, Adam--

On Nov 29, 2010, at 5:06 PM, Adam McDougall wrote:
> I've been running dovecot 1.1 on FreeBSD 7.x for a while with a bare minimum of NFS problems, but it got worse with 8.x.  I have 2-4 servers (usually just 2) accessing mail on a Netapp over NFSv3 via imapd. delivery is via procmail which doesn't touch the dovecot metadata and webmail uses imapd.  Client connections to imapd go to random servers and I don't yet have solid means to keep certain users on certain servers.

Are you familiar with:

Basically, you're running a "try to avoid doing this" configuration, but it does discuss some options to improve the situation.  If you can tolerate the performance hit, try disabling NFS attribute cache...


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