Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 224555
NFS crashes the kernel, usually without any information
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:06:19 EDT
Description of problem:
The whole machine crashes 30 secs after nfsd is started.
Usually it produces no results, just hangs. We tried to
attach console on RS-232, but it didn't put anything useful
before the crash.
We found the client machine that crashes it and firewalled-it-out
from the server. Then the server works perfectly but crashes within
15-90 seconds if the selected machine is allowed to connect.
The client machine doesn't run any suspicious processes.
Before reporting the bug we have change the machine (moving only
harddisk) so I don't think it's a hardware problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(the server has all other components yummed up to the latest version
Always. We have Fedora Core 5 server with about 100 NFS clients (all fedoras).
Previously we had RH70,7.3,9,FC2. It worked perfectly. Now it started crashing
every minute (unless nfsd is stopped).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just start NFS server
Today it showed something on the screen. We took a photograph with bug
I put 2 photographs here: http://users.camk.edu.pl/chris/fc5-bug-2007-01-26/
Sorry for bugging you with photographs but we were unable to capture this
information otherwise. Usually the kernel hanged without even this things
The partial text reads:
[<53565751>] <0> BUG: spinlock lockup on CPU#0, rpc.rquotad/2494, c0677a34 (Not
We tried to use kernel-kdump but it still hanged the whole machine.
Also tried to compile and run vanilla kernel without Fedora patches. The result
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