Subject: NFS hangups
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Julio Merino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/22/2002 11:31:07
I'm running a NFS server on a NetBSD 1.6_STABLE machine. The exports file
contains a single line: /export/ftp -maproot=root 192.168.1.3
I mounted that directory on my machine, NetBSD 1.6K, like:
mount -t nfs sun:/export/ftp /ftp
And copied several files into it:
( cd /e/packages/darkstar ; tar cf - . ) | tar xf -
This went fine. All the packages plus symlinks were copied into the remote
NFS directory. But when I try to do "ls /ftp/pub/packages/darkstar/All" the
command gets stalled. And when I go to reboot (it is impossible to kill the
process), the kernel says "syncing... done" and then it stays there forever;
it can't reboot the machine. (I can enter DDB and say "reboot", which works
but then all fs are checked during bootup).
So, I rebooted and tried again. Same problem with the ls command in that
directory; although, if I try to list some of the category directories,
the command finishes properly. Reboot again, this time with OpenBSD 3.2.
I tried the mount there, and later the ls command; went perfectly, so I deduce there is some problem in NetBSD's current kernel.
I wonder if this can be caused by NEW_BUFQ_STRATEGY. I will rebuild a kernel
without it later and try again.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/