I have a Linux machine installed as a NFS server, but accessing the
exported filesystems from other UNIX machines is inconsistent. The best
reproducable error is that making hard links is not possible most of the
time. For example "ln test test2" on a nfs-mounted directory returns
"ln: cannot create link test2: Permission denied". This happens
randomly, but 80% of the time this error occurs.
I'm running on a plain installation of Slackware 3.0, the error happens
with kernels 1.3.69, 1.3.98 and 2.0.0. When I use the original kernel
1.2.13, nothing happens. I need the new kernels for supporting my 2940uw
and my SMC 8432 Network card.
Did I do something wrong, do I have to recompile something else beside
the kernel, do I need new nfsd, libc.so or other parts? I got nfsd 2.2
which was even worse.
(Error occured on 486/100 and Pentium/100, EIDE and Adaptec 2940uw, 3COM
3C509 and SMC 8432.)
Thank you for any hints, this bug is driving me mad,
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