Re: nfsd oops with 2.6.5-rc2-mm4

From: Dieter Stueken
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 14:13:42 EST

Frank wrote:
I got a reproducible oops after a few minutes with a 2.6.5-rc2-mm4 kernel.
[<c01e6a8d>] nfsd_readdir+0x69/0xe8

was some exported directory quite big? Try running a "find /mnt/..." on
the client to see when exactly it fails. I observe similar behavior
when reading huge directories of some 1000 entries. What nfs version
are you using? You may try "mount -o nfsvers=2 ..." or 3.

My own Oops seems to be reproducible when using a Sun (2.8) as
client, only. It did not occur when using nfsV2. I also failed
to reproduce the bug when mounting by an other Linux client.
So may be we observe two different bugs here.

With that instability observed, I won't/can't switch to 2.6.x for
my system in production :-( Can I help somehow? Making a TCP-dump?
Try some patches?

Dieter Stüken, con terra GmbH, Münster

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