Re: NFS bug on 2.1.80

Bill Hawes (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:19:09 -0500

Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> Greetings!
> Last two nights during a backup operation across the network, I get
> a continuous scroll of:
> nfs_dentry_iput flushing some/dos/filename
> <forever>
> (from /usr/src/linux/fs/nfs/dir.c Line 474)
> This occurs while crond is backing up a mounted DOS partition. Interrupts
> are active, but I cannot control the system even with the magic key.
> I have to hit reset. It does not happen with the same file-name each
> time.

The final 2.1.80 patch had a change to correct the problem, but it
wasn't in some of the pre-patches. Could you check to be sure the kernel
patch level is the latest?

Otherwise there must some other problem, and I'll need to look further.