Big trouble with nfs
Some days ago, I set up a debian testing box (call it "client") for
software development. It imports many directories from a SuSE linux box (
call it "server") via nfs. One of them is /home, mounted like this from
server:/home /home nfs rw,hard,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,nolock 0
My big problem is, that sometimes (mostly when lots of data is
transferred, like during linking a big project) a process that wants to
access data from /home gets into state "D uninterruptible sleep" and never
wakes up again. All consecutive tries to access home end up like that ,
too. In the line from fstab, you can see that I suspected file locking and
added "nolock", but without success.
I found no way of getting rid of this, so I allways have to reboot the
machine :(. This is not only bad for the uptime, but costs valuable time
of our developers.
The client is a quite up to date debian testing:
Linux client 2.4.27-2-386 #1 Thu Jan 20 10:55:08 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
The server is a not very up to date SuSE 8.2:
Linux server 2.4.29 #3 Mon Feb 14 15:07:10 CET 2005 i686 unknown unknown
I don't know if it is the fault of client or server. All I know is that I
need some help urgently...
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