Re: NFS Server Questions

Doug Ledford (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:22:06 -0600 (CST)

On 18-Nov-97 Alan Cox wrote:
>> Has anyone else seen this and know of possible solutions?? Does anyone
>> of a linux tool to debug an NFS related problems?? Any
>> help/pointers/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>tcpdump understands NFS.
>If all your kit is Linux see if you can reproduce the problem with with 1K
>blocksizes. Also try 2.0.32pre6 which has some network driver card updates
>(tho a driver fail would lose all networking on that host)

As I recall from the original email, some of the machines are 2.0.31
machines. It's entirely possible that the inode fix in 2.0.32-pre-3 and
above could help in this situation if the NFS code is having inode related
problems (blocking when it doesn't expect to or some such, which would be
consistent with the freezes that were mentioned).

E-Mail: Doug Ledford <>
Date: 17-Nov-97
Time: 20:22:07