Re: NIS/RPC Dead on 2.1.130 Alpha

Steven N. Hirsch (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 18:22:20 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, H. J. Lu wrote:

> In article <> you wrote:
> : All,
> : It's Baaaaccckkkk. Although 2.1.130 (and 2.1.131-3) build and boot
> : without incident on my Alpha UDB (RedHat 5.1), NIS is completely
> : non-operative. This is similar to what happened on Intel Linux at around
> : 2.1.127 (and which later vanished at about 2.1.129 or so..).
> : I tried backing out the RPC scheduling changes in HJ's linux-2.1.1xx.diff,
> : but it made no difference.
> Please tell me exactly how to duplicate it. I will look into
> it when I find time.

Hi HJ,

No real trick to it. Take an Alpha UDB with RedHat 5.1 installed. Drop
in a 2.1.130 kernel compiled with egcs-1.1 + all of your patches. Then
build knfsd-latest and install that. Boot.

That's it! NIS dead as a doornail.

Change 2.1.130 above to 2.1.x (x < 127) and it's fine.

As to the PPro problems, not sure. Looks like some kind of race which is
triggered only on the SMP box. I never see this on any of the (3) other
Linux Intel machines (libc-5 and glibc-2).


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