Re: knfsd questions

Steven N. Hirsch (
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 10:03:11 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:

> Folks,
> I've been having quite a lot of problems with NFS (as it seems with a
> lot of other folks also), this is from the knfsd. I have some boxes
> using knfsd and some using the userspace nfsd, and the knfsd ones is
> always the ones giving problems (like the "cannot monitor", "bad fh",
> etc). No such problems with the userspace ones.
> I was just wondering what is the difference/advantages between the
> kernel nfsd and the traditional userspace nfsd, and whether it is worth
> the trouble of using knfsd.

As others may have pointed out, the unfsd did not support network locks.
If you are running a mixed network with applications that try to use NFS
locking, you can expect such problems. I run a small (3-5 machine)
network at home with all servers configured for knfsd + lockd/statd. No
problems at all.


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