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SubjectRe: NFS regression? Odd delays and lockups accessing an NFS export.
Trond Myklebust wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-08-24 at 23:09 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> (added some quoting from previous mail to save replying twice)
>>
>> On Sun, 2008-08-24 at 15:19 -0400, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2008-08-24 at 15:17 -0400, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>>>> >From the tcpdump, it looks as if the NFS server is failing to close the
>>>> socket, when the client closes its side. You therefore end up getting
>>>> stuck in the FIN_WAIT2 state (as netstat clearly shows above).
>>>>
>>>> Is the server keeping the client in this state for a very long
>>>> period?
>> Well, it had been around an hour and a half on this occasion. Next time
>> it happens I can wait longer but I'm pretty sure I've come back from
>> time away and it's been wedged for at least a day. How long would you
>> expect it to remain in this state for?
>
> The server should ideally start to close the socket as soon as it
> receives the FIN from the client. I'll have a look at the code.
>

I don't think it should matter how long the connection stays in FIN WAIT,
the client should reconnect anyway.

Since the client seems to be the variable, I would think it might be an
issue with the client reconnect logic?

That said, 2.6.25 is when the server side transport switch logic went in.

Tom

> Trond
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