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SubjectRe: NFS oops in 2.6.26rc4
On May 30, 2008, at 3:03 PM, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:31:48AM -0700, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 14:21 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>>> mount point in the fstab is ..
>>> gelk:/mnt/data /mnt/nfs/gelk nfs
>>> nfsvers=3,tcp 0 0
>>>> What "brand" of server were you trying to mount?
>>> It's just another linux box. A no-name core2 duo, running 2.6.25.
>>>> How often can you reproduce this?
>>> Seems to do it every time I ask it to.
>> Could you provide us with a binary tcpdump in that case? I'd love to
>> have a look at the actual filehandle the server is producing.
> This is from the client side:
> tcp.out
> Wireshark picks up some of those packets as being 'malformed', which
> could be a clue ?

Wireshark is overly cautious, and sometimes throws spurious warnings.

> Something else of note which I hadn't seen before, usually things lock
> up just after that first oops. For some reason, today it survived
> a little longer, but things really went downhill fast.
> It survived a 'dmesg ; scp dmesg davej@gelk', and then wedged solid.
> So as well as the oops, it seems we're corrupting memory too.
> For reference, this kernel has both SLUB_DEBUG and PAGEALLOC_DEBUG
> enabled.

I haven't seen this kind of problem here with .26, but yes, it does
look like something is clobbering memory during an NFS mount.

I introduced some NFS mount parsing changes in this commit range:


A quick bisect should show which, if any of these, is the guilty
party. If any of these are the problem, I suspect it's 3f8400d1.

Chuck Lever

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