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Bug#329800: kernel-image-2.6.8-2: NFSv3 Failure with 2.6.8-2, apparently fixed in 2.6.11

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 08:14:45AM -0500, Zach Lowry wrote:
> Package: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686-smp
> Version: 2.6.8-16
> Severity: important
> File: kernel-image-2.6.8-2
> Hello!
> On the 2.6.8-2 kernel-tree, apparently there were a number of NFSv3
> problems introduced which Linux later fixed in 2.6.11, or maybe earlier
> in 2.6.9. This causes a NFSv3 mount from a Services for Unix 3.5 server
> to successfully mount, but hang whenever a 'ls' is performed on that
> directory or you attempt to 'cd' to it. I tested this with a 2.6.11
> kernel pacgae from unstable and had no problems, nor did I have a
> problem with a Fedora Core 4 machine which is also running 2.6.11. The
> condition can be worked aroung by switching to 2.6.11, using NFSv2.


the situation with 2.6.8 is basically that upstream has moved
so far since that release, that backporting is typically difficult.

If you want to look into making a backport, and it is reasonably
clean, I would be more than happy to look at incoporate such 
a think in sarge updates of 2.6.8 (that kernel is not long
for the testing/unstable trees).

However, we are really encouraging people to try 2.6.12 (and soon 2.6.13).
2.6.12 is in testing and unstable. And a sarge backport is available,
though we haven't found a permanent home for it yet.



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