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SubjectRe: SMP locks up when NFS times out

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Lee Hetherington wrote:

> In a somewhat unrelated note, I have been able to lock up NFS only on a
> UP machine running 2.0.13 (and 2.0.11) UP. It is an Intel Performance
> AU with single P6-200, 2940 SCSI, and 3c590 ethernet. This locks up not
> due to pulling the ethernet, but just conjestion on the ethernet. I
> start getting "NFS server not responding messages", and then even after
> the conjestion is gone I have no more NFS. Otherwise, I can still run
> some things on the machine and the keyboard remains responsive. In
> addition to the NFS not responding messages, I'm also seeing messages
> about eth0 transmission time-outs. I'm not sure if this is NFS or 3c59x
> related.


Not sure.. Sounds similar to a problem I had 4 day's ago... I was reading
off a NFS mounted cd-rom (NEC-260 IDE in the remote machine, which has a
3c509 NIC in it) and started getting "NFS server not responding messages"
while noticing loadavg climbing and ping response falling on both
machines.

Could NFS be getting too energetic in trying to get the NFS going again?

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