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SubjectRe: Solaris -> Linux NFS errors, segfaulting programs
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Scott McDermott <mcdermot@questra.com> writes:

> I seem to have problems compiling programs hosted on NFS mounted
> filesystems. A compile of Qmail works, but some of the binaries
> segfault. A compile of Mutt ends with ld segfaulting during the final
> link, and the make giving errors like "invalid string offset" in
> sections of object code.
>
> What's curious is that moving the source trees over to a local
> filesystem results in perfectly fine executables that have no problems
> linking. Does anyone know why this occurs, or how to fix it?
>
> There are also the "can't silly-delete" about every other second (yes
> that's exaggeration; it occurs reproducibly after I EOF out of an `su'),
> and lots of "__nfs_fhget: inode 536457 still busy, i_count=2" followed
> by "__nfs_fhget: killing filehandle", which usually precipitates a ton
> of "nfs_dentry_deletes" all over the place. I can provoke more of them
> when this happens by doing a find on the tree which houses the
> file...there is one for each in the tree.
>
> Oh and one more...programs that use fcntl() cannot get a lock on the
> files, and this results in things like MUAs being unable to open
> mailboxes RW. The error says that `lockd' failed to monitor the host on
> which the FS resides physically. The lockd does seem to be running
> though, on both sides of the mount...
>
> The mounts are from Solaris boxes running SunOS 5.5.1. Mount options
> are rw,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,hard. Kernel is 2.2.10.
>
> Does anyone know how to fix these problems? Would using HJL's knfsd
> patches, even though I'm only a client, fix any of these?

You definitely want these ! It solved all my problems so far !

Phil.

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