Bug 499295

Summary: Open Office hangs when attempting to write a file to an NFS share
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Leslie Brooks <no_cats2000>
Component: nfs-utilsAssignee: Steve Dickson <steved>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: caolanm, dtardon, dwlegg, steved
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Description Flags
rpcinfo on client
rpcinfo on server
a standalone test case
tcpdump of traffic on client's eth0 when running the test case none

Description Leslie Brooks 2009-05-05 20:44:31 EDT
Description of problem: Whenever I attempt to write a file to an NFS share from inside Open Office, it hangs and I have to force-quit the application.  I can save the file locally and copy it to the NFS share using the file browser.  The directories on the NFS share are all world-writeable and have world execute permission.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:  Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Open Office, create or open a file
2. Click 'Save As' and choose a mounted NFS share
Actual results: Open Office becomes unresponsive.

Expected results: It should save the file and be happy.

Additional info: This happens on my 32-bit Fedora 10 system (OO V3.0.1) and on my 64-bit Fedora 11 system (OO 3.1.0).  On Fedora 11 it also hangs if I attempt to open a file that is on an NFS share.
Comment 1 David Tardon 2009-05-06 03:19:56 EDT
I see the problem in openoffice.org-core-3.1.0-11.2 , but only with my own NFS share, so it could be a misconfiguration issue. In any case, it goes away when I unset SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING (in /usr/lib64/openoffice.org3/program/soffice).
Comment 2 David Tardon 2009-05-12 08:13:09 EDT
So it's a problem with NFS locking--it always gets stuck in fcntl(F_SETLK, ...). 

How to reproduce:
1. add a rw share to /etc/exports on a NFS server
2. start nfs
3. go to client, mount the share (without specifying any options)
4. compile the attached test program
5. run the test program
Comment 3 David Tardon 2009-05-12 08:14:13 EDT
Created attachment 343575 [details]
rpcinfo on client
Comment 4 David Tardon 2009-05-12 08:14:47 EDT
Created attachment 343576 [details]
rpcinfo on server
Comment 5 David Tardon 2009-05-12 08:15:26 EDT
Created attachment 343577 [details]
a standalone test case
Comment 6 David Tardon 2009-05-12 08:18:10 EDT
Created attachment 343578 [details]
tcpdump of traffic on client's eth0 when running the test case
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:13:46 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 8 Steve Dickson 2009-06-11 13:51:21 EDT
Looking at the trace from Comment #6, I would guess the hang is 
coming from the:
   ICMP host verda-stelo.englab.brq.redhat.com unreachable - admin prohibited
Comment 9 David W. Legg 2009-11-14 16:14:43 EST
Just to say that I get a very similar problem with Fedora 12 (being released next week) as an NFS client of a Fedora 11 box (fully up to date).  The F12 box is 32 bit; the NFS server is 64 bit F11.

However, I get a message from OOo:
which says:

Document file /mnt/machine/blah.odt is locked for editing by: UNknown User.

When I comment out the lines:


in /usr/lib/openoffice.org3/program/soffice it works (dangerously) around the problem.

So, this should probably be marked as *F12* or Rawhide or both now.
Comment 10 David W. Legg 2009-11-16 15:03:10 EST
Just to confirm that this also manifests itself with a 64 bit FC11 box with an NFS mount from another 64 bit FC11 box.

Looks like FC10,11,12 and rawhide.
Comment 11 Steve Dickson 2009-11-16 15:54:09 EST
Hmm... just to be clear, when you turn off file locking everything the hang
goes away??
Comment 12 David W. Legg 2009-11-17 15:11:58 EST
I don't get the hang symptoms, I get an error message about the file being locked for editing by an unknown user - see comment #9 above.

If you think this is a separate bug, I could raise it in a fresh bugzilla report,
but the fact that bodging SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING works around the problem may mean that it is really the same bug, or a close relative.
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