Subject: Strange/weird '*fs' effects in -current (1.5Q till now)
To: None <>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/19/2001 22:22:20
Maybe in relation to

I noticed the following misbehavior of -current systems (1.5Q till
now, at least i386 and sparc), quite easy to reproduce: Create/take an
intact mailbox file (e. g. several 'echo skajdkjadajld | mail -s ""
kilbi' and taking the resulting '/var/mail/kilbi' file), put it on an
nfs mounted folder (the nfs servers OS doesn't seem to matter) and try
to modify (especially deleting some mails in the middle) it with
'mutt' or 'pine' with a -current nfs client: Afterwards the mailbox
file is disrupted! :-(

Modifying local mailbox files works correctly on -current.

-> nfs/ubc/uvm problem? Known? send-pr?

Second strange *fs thing (only i386 proven): With release 1.5 I was
quite happy to be able to play some movie files with xanim, especially (buds commercial). With -current systems I get (same xanim
binary and!):

- '... QT: no video/audio to play. possibly truncated. ...', if
  '' is located on a local ffs or nfs mounted.

- a correct '' play, if '' is accessed on a
  mounted cdrom! (It's really the same '' file!)

-> Same problem category?

Can anybody confirm these 'stable' problems?

(I also see some -current crashes as nfs server under heavy nfs load,
but get no kernel core dumps after reboot...)

And, of course, any help appreciated,