Re: still nfs problems [Was: Linux 2.6.37-rc8]
From: Trond Myklebust
Date: Wed Jan 05 2011 - 09:53:20 EST
On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 14:40 +0100, Uwe Kleine-KÃnig wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:27:01AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 12:05:17PM +0100, Uwe Kleine-KÃnig wrote:
> > > Hello Trond,
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 09:40:14AM +0100, Uwe Kleine-KÃnig wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 07:22:38PM -0500, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> > > > > The question is whether this is something happening on the server or the
> > > > > client. Does an older client kernel boot without any trouble?
> > > > I will set up a boot test with 2.6.37 (for statistics) and 2.6.36 to
> > > > compare with. If you don't consider .36 to be old enough let me now.
> > > > Once the setup is done it should be easy to test .35 (say), too.
> > > >
> > > Marc (cc'd) saw similar problems with .37, when using .36.2 the
> > > problems didn't occur. This was more reliable to trigger and he was so
> > > kind to bisect the problem.
> > >
> > > When testing v2.6.36-rc3-51-gafa8ccc init hanged.
> > > (babddc72a9468884ce1a23db3c3d54b0afa299f0 is the first bad commit with
> > > this hang.) Commit 56e4ebf877b6043c289bda32a5a7385b80c17dee makes the
> > > "init hangs" problem the "fileid changed on tab" problem.
> > >
> > > I could only reproduce that on armv5 machines (imx27, imx28 and at91)
> > > but not on armv6 (imx35).
> > FYI, I've seen the "fileid changed" problem, and it looked like a 32-bit
> > truncation of the fileid. It occurred several times on successive
> > reboots, so I tried to capture a tcpdump trace off the server (Linux
> > 2.6.23-rc8-ga64314e6 - its ancient because I've had issues with buggy
> > IDE drivers trying to move it forward.) However, for the last couple
> > of weeks I've been unable to reproduce it.
> > The client was based on 2.6.37-rc6.
> > The "fileid changed" messages popped up after mounting an export with
> > 'nolock,intr,rsize=4096,soft', and then trying to use bash completion
> > and 'ls' in a few subdirectories - and entries were missing from the
> > directory lists without 'ls' reporting any errors (which I think is bad
> > behaviour in itself.)
> There was a bug in at least -rc5 that was considered already fixed in
> -rc4. The later announcements didn't mention it anymore.
> > I don't know why it's stopped producing the errors, although once it
> > went I never investigated it any further (was far too busy trying to
> > get AMBA DMA support working.)
> It seems it was fixed for most users though. Trond?
As I said, I can't reproduce it.
I'm seeing a lot of mention of ARM above. Is anyone seeing this bug on
x86, or does it appear to be architecture-specific?
Linux NFS client maintainer
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