I encountered a nasty bug in the nfsd shipped with rh5.2
(nfsd 2.2beta37). I have freebsd clients that mount
filesystems from the nfs server(rh5.2). a number of cron
jobs and cgis modify files on the nfs mount. i discovered
that when a file was being written to, the length became 0.
On the server, the messages file would have something like:
nfsd:strange write request from 24bits.interclick.com
I searched dejanews, and found that this bug is not unknown,
and a patch was posted on linux.debian.bugs.dist on 10/28.
i have put the url to the usenet article (as found on
dejanews) in the url field above.
Fixed in 5.2.2 nfs-server-2.2beta37-2. Thanks for the URL.