Lockd stucks and I can't kill it's process

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Lockd stucks and I can't kill it's process

Postby cocozz » 2009/02/20 16:42:05

Hi all,

I'm have some desktop computers sharing my Centos 5 server diskpace through NFS.
From time to time, without any warning, lockd bugs and all the users that are using
GTK applications like Firefox,Gnome.... get stuck.

My first atempt is to restart the NFS, but locked files persist because I can kill the lockd
pid process, even using root account , I suppose this is because it's a kernel process.

Here is the message error I get when restarting NFS

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matrix kernel: lockd_down: lockd failed to exit, clearing pid

This isn't very much and doesn't help me at all...

Here is my kernel version

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Linux matrix.gnuine.loc 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Jun 25 14:13:10 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linu

Any help will be welcomed,
Thanks a lot.

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Lockd stucks and I can't kill it's process

Postby gerald_clark » 2009/02/20 17:05:17

You don't have multiple people trying to share a single .mozilla do you?

NFS is good at sharing read only directories, and per-user shares.
NFS is not very good at handling highly shared files.

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