Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193556
rhel3/rhel4 nfs problems
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
An up to date RHEL3 client system has problems with nfs to an up to date RHEL4
server. The nfs mounts are automounted. The client system reports "server not
responding" and the user process, like vim, hangs. The client never reports
"server OK" even though the mount seems to recover. A 'df' doesn't hang. But the
process never recovers and two of the four CPUs (two real, two hyperthreaded) go
into near 100% iowait.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens almost immediately after boot. It has happened as far back as kernel 37.
Steps to Reproduce:
Other clients have no problems mounting the same directory (it's a users home
directory) from the server but most of the other clients are running RHEL4.
Sounds like you might have some networking issues. Is this still an issue with
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, 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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information on how this bug is affecting you.