[svlug] Linux seems to suck as an NFS server.
ira at scso.com
Tue Aug 18 01:36:54 PDT 1998
On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > (btw, if not clear from my earlyer post, magnet is a Sloaris machine,
> > mounting my homedir from a Linux fileserver)
> yup...guess I missed that part... the direction of the tests
> are 4 SGI challenge boxes..
very well, try it on an Irix machine, a directory mounted from my linux
(RH5.1 with a downgraded nfsd)
sawdust# mkdir 1
sawdust# touch 1/1
sawdust# ls -l 1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 0 Aug 18 01:41 1
sawdust# mv 1 2
sawdust# ls -l 2
Cannot access 2/1: No such file or directory
> > worked with RH4.2, no problem. the maps are fine, just the clients won't
> > see the shares.
> hummm.... than as I stupidly say, why upgrade it ??
I did some very stupid things on it, trying to solve problems caused by
some other like-to-be-a-sysadmin guy (who no longer has the root password
ofcourse), and at the end, the only way to get out was to reinstall the OS
(major library mishmash). luckily upgrade path to 5.1 was almost painless
(except for the nfsd bug I just solved, and Amanda backup needs to be
recompiled I guess)
> am thinking the same thing myself...upgrade to rh-5.1 one of the my primary
> home servers or not ???
do NOT! I miss my 4.2 server already. and I regret having to upgrade it so
soon. 4.2 is the most stable version of RH to date and that's what I'll
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