Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164263
nfs locks fails causing a hang
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
I think there is a problem with locks. I have tried re-installing several times and still keep coming up with the same problem.
My home disk is mounted from an HP-UX machine using nfs. When i most programs, probably programs that use gconf, the program does not start, it just hangs. Looking in the /var/log/messages, i see the error "Jul 25 15:02:32 ustr-irlapasj-1 kernel: lockd: server 188.8.131.52 not responding, still trying"
Please help, for now my account seems useless. I use this at work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start gedit in an account where the home disk is nfs mounted.
Actual Results: Gedit never starts
Expected Results: gedit should have started
Would it be possible to get a bzip2 network trace of this problem?
Something similar to 'ethereal -w /tmp/data.pcap ; bzip2 /tmp/data.pcap'
Created attachment 117207 [details]
data saved from ethereal
I got this output by opening the ethereal gui, watching on eth0, waiting till i
got the message "Jul 27 12:58:54 ustr-irlapasj-1 kernel: lockd: server
184.108.40.206 not responding, still trying" in /var/log/messages, then saving
the data and exiting out off the program. I had to do it this way since
ethereal for me brings up a gui.
If you need any other output, do not hesitate to ask.
The ethereal trace show exactly what's being logged that
the client is sending the lock request, and re-sending the
request (about 4 or 5 times) until (I assuming) the application
quits or somebody type ctrl-C....
So the next step is to see why the server is ignoring the
lock request. Is there anything errors being logged on
Nothing gets logged in the server. It is an HP-UX machine.
$(uname -a)=HP-UX trj5000d B.11.11 U 9000/785 2004190631 unlimited-user license
That is the server.
Do you need anything else?
Yeah... way to reproduce this... ;-) Unfortunately we don't have that
type of server inhouse....
I wounder if it has something to do with how the filesystems
are exported.... Does HP have an 'exportfs -v' equivalent?
This worked with FC3, i started to get this problem only with FC4. Also nothing
changed on the server end. They do not have an exportfs command. They do have an
I moved my home account from being on a HP-UX machine to a Linux machine, and
the problem i had with nfs locks disappeared. Thak you for your help. I decided
to move my home disk space so that i could get you more info on the nfs locks
problem, instead of having to rely on HP-UX. Looks like it worked out for the best.
Well thats good to hear... so I'm going to close out this bz report....