mv on a deep nfs mounted directory crashes the system.

mv on a deep nfs mounted directory crashes the system.

Post by Bill Unr » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

 A friend has a bunch of dual PIII computers running Mandrake 6.1 SMP
He has found that if he does a mv deep ( many subdirectories down) in
the nfs mounted tree, the next command completely crashes the system--
power down is the only way to revive it.

say /home is an nfs mounted filesystem. If youdo
mkdir A;cd A;mkdir A; cd A;....;mkdir A; cd A
mkdir A
mv A B
The computer will completely crash on the ls. Only a powerdown will
revive it.

mandrake 6.1 Kernel 2.3.13, knfsd 1.1.4, Ethernet card Intel eepro100
with the latest drivers for that card.


mv on a deep nfs mounted directory crashes the system.

Post by Steve Housem » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

fwiw, dont know how deep you went but on my diskless client
(all nfs) ...

chinstrap:/tmp/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a #mv b a
chinstrap:/tmp/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a #lsaa
drwxr-xr-x   2 steve    steve        1024 Mar 12 11:44 a

data ... rh6.1 , 2.2.12-20 & knfsd-1.4.7

maybe a knfsd  upgrade would fix it (or did you go deeper :-) ?


Steve Houseman


currently  steve.houseman at * net      


1. SEGV in NFS in deep directory (was: bash: looping over all files in directory)

<> would've helped then.
It's not well known, thread redirected to c.u.solaris.

...and an according "minimal" directory structure?
[standard permissions without ACLs (man ls)?]

What server system? Mount options? Are there alternatives
you can try (several mounted FSs, different Servers)?

How does GNU find behave?

[xpost+fup2 c.u.solaris]

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