nfs_getpages: error 4
trtrmitya at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 13:42:49 UTC 2016
> On 05 Mar 2016, at 16:33, Eugene Grosbein <eugen at grosbein.net> wrote:
> 05.03.2016 19:32, Dmitry Sivachenko пишет:
>>>> I am running a number of machines with /home mounted via nfs (FreeBSD 10.3-PRERELEASE #0 r294799, rw,bg,intr,soft).
>>>> Sometimes I get the following messages in syslog:
>>>> nfs_getpages: error 4
>>>> vm_fault: pager read error, pid NNN (myprog)
>>>> After that I see I lot of processes stuck in "pfault" state (these are computational processes which use some files from NFS mount), they use 0% of CPU after that.
>>>> On NFS server machine I see nothing strange in logs. procstat -kk for such stuck processes shows:
>>>> PID TID COMM TDNAME KSTACK
>>>> 85274 102056 myprog - mi_switch+0xbe sleepq_wait+0x3a _sleep+0x287 vm_waitpfault+0x8a vm_fault_hold+0xdd0 vm_fault+0x77 trap_pfault+0x180 trap+0x52c calltrap+0x8
>>>> What can be the reason of this?
>>> For example, if some processes running on NFS server box modify some files "in-place"
>>> and these files are opened by processes running on NFS client, that could be the reason.
>>> If so, change this so processes updating such files create new temporary versions of them first
>>> and then rename them atomically.
>> This should not be the case: users are working only on NFS clients.
>> Moreover, the nature of computations is so that each process uses it's own set of files.
>> (Forgot to mention in my previous e-mail that these processes can't be stopped even with kill -9)
> Make sure you use TCP mounts and TSO is disabled.
I do use TCP mount (this is the default). I will try to disable TSO.
> Try switching between NFSv3/NFSv4 to avoid this bug
As far as I understand, the default is NFSv3 (which should be more stable?).
I can try to switch to NFSv4.
> and to discover what version is broken. And show full mount command/option set.
I already included mount flags from fstab in my original e-mail:
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