On Friday 30 January 2009 16:01:14 David Jansen wrote: > I have had a lot of nfs instability lately, including the stale nfs file > handles. The latest update that came out a couple of days ago, seems to > have fixed this, nfs-utils-1.1.4-7.fc10 . Only, if nfs was already > messed up on a server, only a reboot seems to help, as far as I have > been able to figure out. > So first upgrade to the latest nfs-utils, see if a 'service nfs restart' > is succesful, and if not, try rebooting. It got things going for me on a > lot of systems (like a 32 node cluster used for computations, where each > of the nodes needs to see the disks of the other nodes, so lots of > cross-mounts, and lots of heavy data access. so if there stil was a bug, > I guess I would have noticed it there). The server has had a lot of problems lately - discussed in other threads, particularly on the CentOS list. I'm of the opinion that this message came when the problems first started. I'm guessing that something crashed leaving a lock file behind. After a couple of days of problems the system crashed so badly that it could not be recovered. To my untutored eye, the inode table was lost. I had to reinstall. Anne
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