Re: Kernel NFSd problems

Steven N. Hirsch (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 06:59:27 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Felix von Leitner wrote:

> Hi folks,
> it seems that whenever I write to my Linux knfsd server from a Sun, the
> lockd dies and becomes a zombie and all NFS accesses become "Stale NFS
> handle"s.
> Besides, symlinks are not represented as symlinks but as the file being
> pointed to. This is rather awkward as it poses all kinds of unexpected
> problems. Can I switch this off?
> I'm using the 2.1.54+ SparcLinux kernel.

The kernel NFS server in recent kernels is seriously broken. If you are
not in development (or experimentation) mode, I'd suggest using the older
user mode NFS server.