I'm trying to access an NFS directory on an AIX server using 2.4.3. I've
tried NFSv2 and NFSv3 but they both have the same problem: when doing a
series of file copies the copying process will hang up. Ctrl-C doesn't
budge it. The machine is otherwise fine, but any attempt to access the NFS
directory from another shell (even a cd) will also block. I have to reboot
to free it up. I've tried a stock 2.4.0 kernel and that shows the same
But, I also tried the 2.4.0 kernel which comes with SuSE-7.1 and that has
no problem. This suggests a patch exists, which has been applied by SuSE,
which fixes the problem. I asked Trond Myklebust (NFS maintainer) but he
figured it was more likely the network driver. I'm using the eepro100
driver which hasn't been changed in nearly a year, and the network is
otherwise perfectly alright.
I'm stumped. Anyone got any ideas?