[K12OSN] NFS fails to start

Kenneth Lundström kenneth.lundstrom at nudata.fi
Thu May 16 20:00:18 UTC 2013


finally got a chance to reinstall the whole server, I have no done it 
twice, last thing was to use ext3 instead of ext4 (just a wild guess). 
But I still the same error.

I guess I need to change the whole server. But this has worked, I just 
can't understand what the problem is.


> That date error is very suspicious.
> Yeah, windowsish solution indeed :-(
> Run memtest before the install as a flaky dimm can cause these errors 
> as well.
> On May 2, 2013 1:40 AM, "Kenneth Lundström" 
> <kenneth.lundstrom at nudata.fi <mailto:kenneth.lundstrom at nudata.fi>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     sounds like an Windows fix, please reinstall :=) But that is just
>     what I decided needs to be done, I emailed the client and will
>     head out to client tomorrow morning.
>     One strange thing I noticed by mistake is the dates on folders.
>     [root at ltsp tmp]# ll /opt/
>     total 4
>     drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4096 Mar 17  1913 ltsp
>     LTSP was hardly thought of 1913. I tried to look in different logs
>     but can't see any file errors. But I see some folders being dated
>     to 1913. Should matter for NFS, but if filesystem is that messed
>     up no wonder NFS doesn't work.
>     Kenneth
>         Totally strange.
>         I saw a blurb on a Ubuntu page where there was a kernel bug
>         related to ext4 filesystem shared out by NFS. However, even
>         though it showed the same error, it was still mountable from a
>         remote machine.
>         I have a vanilla CentOS 6.4 with kernel 2.6.32-358 I tested
>         the NFS server on with no issues.
>         /etc/exports:
>         /home *(rw,no_root_squash,async)
>         disables NFSv4 in /etc/sysconfig/nfs
>         turned off iptables for the test
>         actually have selinux in enforcing mode
>         mounted remotely with no issues or errors on starting nfs service.
>         At this point, I think there's a problem with the hard drive.
>         The top level inode collections are screwed up and NFS can't
>         "do it's thing" because it can't read the filesystem metadata.
>         I would run 'badblocks' on the drive and reinstall (lousy
>         answer and bad sysadmin solution but short of running strace
>         on everything it may be the fastest way to working) with a
>         fresh drive format.
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