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    SubjectRe: BUG REPORT: kernel nfs between 2.4.19-pre2 (server) and 2.2.21-pre3 (client)
    Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:

    >On Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:59:04 +0100
    >Trond Myklebust <> wrote:
    >>>>>>>" " == Oleg Drokin <> writes:
    >> > Trod, do you think that'll work or should some other non-ext2
    >> > fs be tried?
    >>Ext2 should work fine: I've never seen any problems such as that which
    >>Stephan describes, and certainly not with 2.4.18 clients.
    >>In any case, any occurence of an ESTALE error *must* first have
    >>originated from the server. The client itself cannot determine that a
    >>filehandle is stale.
    >Next try:
    >I have now in addition to the /backup and /mnt reiserfs exports created another
    >ext2 export. First test case:
    >mount /backup, mount the ext2 fs on /test, then mount /mnt, do i/o on /mnt and
    >umount /mnt.
    >After that everything works! /test works _and_ /backup works!
    >Second test case: (server and client have several network cards, so I can mount
    >on other ips as well)
    >mount /backup, mount /mnt on ip1, mount /test on ip2 (from same server). do i/o
    >on /mnt and umount /mnt.
    >After that /test works, but/backup is stale.
    >Conclusion: reiserfs has a problem being nfs-mounted as the only fs to a
    >client. If you add another fs (here ext2) mount, then even reiserfs is happy.
    >The problem is originated at the server side.
    >Any ideas for a fix?
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    Oleg will be back at work in 16 hours;-)


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