(was: Re: [DRBD-user] Stale NFS file handle)

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at ssa.crane.navy.mil
Sat Dec 17 06:01:52 CET 2005

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Diego Julian Remolina wrote:
> Is the Stale NFS problem happening on nfs version 3, 4 or both?  I am 
> using NFS version 4 on RHEL4 with RHEL4, FC3 and FC4 clients and I have 

I am not sure which version Andrés is using, but your message about NFSv4 
piqued my interest.  RHEL4 is a productized FC3 (or is it FC4) right?

> no problems with NFS switching from primary to secondary and back, 
> except for the fact that I do need to sometimes restart rpcidmapd on the 
> nfs server a few times after the switch (I actually added a script that 
> restarts rpcidmapd 5 times with 5 second intervals) or I will get the 
> following error message on the clients:
> Dec 11 07:15:50 sauron kernel: decode_getfattr: xdr error 10008!

Have you seen this message?

looks like idmapd has to be started after the other filesystem related 
deamons, so you may be able to just reorder your haresources list.

> I also have not tested if I can now remove that rpcidmapd script as 
> there have been kernel upgrades since I frist set everything up with the 
> 2.6.9-11 kernel.
> Diego

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