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    SubjectRe: lockd: couldn't create RPC handle for (host)
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    On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 15:55 -0500, Ryan Richter wrote:
    > Hi, nfs locking stopped working on my file server running 2.6.15-rc5
    > today. All clients that try locking operations hang, and I get the
    > message from the server:
    >
    > lockd: couldn't create RPC handle for w.x.y.z

    Points either to a client which is not responding to callbacks, or an
    OOM situation on the server.

    Does 'rpcinfo -u w.x.y.z 100021' work from the server?

    > Also, the lockd process is unkillable, it looks like I'll have to
    > reboot.

    lockd cannot be killed as long as you have active nfsd threads or active
    nfs client partitions. That is by design.

    Cheers,
    Trond

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