Bug 133246 - kernel: RPC: buffer allocation failed
kernel: RPC: buffer allocation failed
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
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Reported: 2004-09-22 14:48 EDT by Ajay Kumar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-12-20 15:56:41 EST
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Description Ajay Kumar 2004-09-22 14:48:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have nfs mounted an ext3 filesystem from one Red Hat AS3.0 server 
to another Red Hat AS3.0 server. The client hangs after cd-ing to the 
mount point. Following is the error message in the messages file:

kernel: RPC: buffer allocation failed for task ca77bca8

Any help is appreciated.


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.NFS mount the filesystem.
2.cd to NFS mounted file system (e.g. cd /temp)
3. ls -l

Actual Results:  The command hangs.

Expected Results:  Should have displayed the long listing.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-09-28 16:55:26 EDT
If you are looking for immediate help with this, and have an
up-to-date entitlement, you would be best off calling Red Hat's
Support, 800-REDHAT1, or going to http://www.redhat.com/support
Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2004-10-14 17:33:04 EDT
Does this still happen with more recent RHEL3 kernels?
Comment 3 Neil Horman 2004-11-11 14:36:11 EST
I think this is a dup of bz118839, which should be fixed in RHEL3 U4.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 118839 ***
Comment 4 Ernie Petrides 2004-11-11 20:01:52 EST
Note that lines must be added to /etc/modules.conf in order to
override the default values of nfs3_acl_max_entries and/or
Comment 5 John Flanagan 2004-12-20 15:56:41 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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