Subject: Re: Nfs clients get frozen when NFS server crashes...
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/03/2000 18:12:29
| Our NFS servers have become much more reliable in the past year or so (no,
| not NetBSD) so this is less of an issue now than it used to be.    But it is
| still on my "I will debug this unless someone else fixes it first" list,
| I just need to find a group of systems I can use where kgdb works (I assume
| it does work in i386 NetBSD?   ... if so, I will try a setup using a group
| of them one day).

Unless there's an open PR, could you please open one, if only
"kgdb doesn't seem to work on the SPARC, more details coming?".

| Frank - Sam sent ps output.  I often can't - we have tend to have so many
| cron based nfs accesses that by the time anyone notices this is happening the
| process table on the clients is full, and it isn't possible to do anything
| at all (in particular, to log in...).

perhaps a cronjob to detect this case (Via process table slots or
whatever) and log approriate data to local disk, or smtp, or whatever?