Subject: Re: NFS Bug on Alpha Port?
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/1997 15:02:56
On Mon, Sep 08, 1997 at 02:33:07PM +0200, wrote:
> For some time I've seen the following behaviour on an nfs-client
> running the alpha-port of NetBSD-current (well, it's a month old
> or so at the moment 1.2G). When the machine with the nfs-server is down 
> (a '486 same-age NetBSD, acting as gateway and file-server for 
> supped NetBSD-sources and such), a shutdown on the alpha results 
> in a panic. It reports something like:
> Empty nfs-response error... Panic... If necessary, I can reproduce the
> error and give  more accurate description of the text displayed.
> I guess this situation will be rather rare and can generally be avoided,
> but I thought I'd better report it here...

That's probably the "nfs_receive NULL reply" error.. I'm interested
in collecting more information on this bug, so if you could send me
more details (as much as possible ;-)), that'd be great.

- Frank