Re: NFS lockups

Bill Hawes (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 08:19:11 -0500

Steven N. Hirsch wrote:
> Bill,
> I have found a way to reliably repeat the endless loop of "dentry_iput"
> messages. If the machine is busy compiling a good-sized application in
> one session, and I start Bonnie against a server mounted over 100BaseTx,
> it will almost always trigger the fault.

Hi Steve,

Claus's patch is in 2.1.80, so that should take care of waiting for all
requests to finish. Let me know otherwise ...

> Let me know when patches are available, and I'll see if I can break them
> <g>. On the bright side, since you identified and fixed the problem with
> sparse files over NFS I'm able to build working kernels on my Alpha in a
> mounted filesystem. All along I was blaming a kernel bug and it turned
> out to be corrupted object files!

Well, it was a kernel bug, just not in the Alpha code :-)