Bug 114290 - Linux NFS client hangs when 'ls' contents from exported shares of an NFS HP-UX server 10.20, causing Kernel Oops and the client machine to restart.
Linux NFS client hangs when 'ls' contents from exported shares of an NFS HP-U...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-01-26 05:50 EST by Hernando Garcia
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:23:15 EDT
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Kernel oops (199 bytes, text/plain)
2004-01-26 06:15 EST, Hernando Garcia
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bzip pdf archive (18.13 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-01-26 07:07 EST, Hernando Garcia
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Description Hernando Garcia 2004-01-26 05:50:56 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
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Gecko/20031015 Firebird/0.7

Description of problem:
When the client (AS2.1u3) mount a directory via NFS from an NFS Server
HP-UX 10.20, displaying contents of the share with for example 'ls'
causes the client to hang and a reboot is required to recover from it.

The customer has tried with RH 7.2 and the problem recurs, however RH
7.3, RH 9 and RHEL AS 3 fix the problem. There was a similar bug #
51633 (the closest I could get to a similar issue) fixed by installing
RH 7.3

Please see attachment with a Kernel Ooops.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.NFS Server: HP-UX 10.20 exporting shares
2.NFS Client: AS2.1 u3 with latest kernel 2.4.9-3.35ent mounting those
3.'cd' into the exported dir and 'ls'

Actual Results:  The client hangs and a reboot is required at this point.

Expected Results:  Full view of contents in the exported dir.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Hernando Garcia 2004-01-26 06:15:34 EST
Created attachment 97254 [details]
Kernel oops

Kernel oops captured.
Comment 2 Hernando Garcia 2004-01-26 06:37:29 EST
This is the entry of the /etc/exports in the HP-UX.

/opt/apli/propias -access=curvaton.carm.es
/var/tmpdir -access=curvaton.carm.es:contramesana.carm.es
/prj/gelido -access=curvaton.carm.es
/prj/paso -access=curvaton.carm.es

This is how the share is mounted by Linux AS2.1u3 client /etc/fstab:

ancianix:/var/tmpdir           /var/tmpdir           nfs  rw,auto  1 2
ancianix:/prj/paso/log         /prj/paso/log         nfs  rw,auto  1 2
ancianix:/prj/gelido/PASO/log  /prj/gelido/PASO/log  nfs  rw,auto  1 2
ancianix:/prj/gelido/PASO/fdat /prj/gelido/PASO/fdat nfs  rw,auto  1 2
ancianix:/opt/apli/propias/www /opt/apli/propias/www nfs  rw,auto  1 2
ancianix:/opt/apli/propias/ws  /opt/apli/propias/ws  nfs  rw,auto  1 2

Comment 3 Hernando Garcia 2004-01-26 07:07:36 EST
Created attachment 97255 [details]
bzip pdf archive

The right file format kernel_oops
Comment 4 Suzanne Hillman 2004-01-29 11:45:44 EST
This happens no matter which of the exports is mounted? 

Can you add in a  new one and reproduce it with that one? 

Finally, and perhaps less possible if the HP-UX machine is in
production, can you make a backup copy of the exports file, and them
completely empty it out except for a test export? And try mounting that?
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:23:15 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products.  Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.

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