Re: [NFS] [PATCH] Re: grow_inodes: inode-max limit reached - how to find/fix the inode leak?

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 08:23:43 EST

>>>>> " " == Michael Riepe <> writes:

> There is an inode leak in lockd, caused by a reference counting
> bug. It will appear when you use DOS/Windows clients to access
> a knfsd+lockd based NFS server, and it will crash the server
> sooner or later (a DOS attack, literally ;). The lockd bug is
> still alive in 2.4.0-test?, so upgrading doesn't help either.

> I'll attach my patch for 2.2.16. It should apply to
> 2.4.0-test? too, with one or two lines of fuzz maybe.

Hi Michael,

  Your patch does not seem correct to me. IMO you should rather be
calling nlm_release_file() in both cases where you applied

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