Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139952
ls -l fails on nfs shares with RPC: buffer allocation failed for task
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
Description of problem:
ls -l fails with RPC: buffer allocation failed for task in dmesg and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat enterprise linux 3 qu3 with 2.4.21-20ELsmp kernel
Steps to Reproduce:
2. apply high(er) nfs load
3. system hangs
ls -l hangs in a directory
ls -l completes and returns output
extremely annoying - requires (so far) a reboot of the machine
to clear (nfs client).
Is this reproducable on more than one machine?
What version is the nfs client?
Are you root or a non-root user when you try the 'ls -l'?
This bug has already been discused in length:
I don't understand why RedHat's up2date doesnt give there paying users
a properly fixed kernel. We experience downtime due this bug every few
(The up2date tool gave us kernel 2.4.21-20.ELsmp #1 SMP up till now.)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 118839 ***
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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