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Re: [PATCH] Retry if NFS gives NOENT or EIO

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:32:47 -0800

"Dan Christian" <dchristian_at_google.com> writes:

> In theory, this patch isn't needed. In practice it may be a good idea.
> Some NFS implementations (e.g. linux-2.6 client with netapp server)
> can return NOENT or EIO on files that have been renamed (e.g.
> db/current). This is a NFS bug and only happens under load, but it
> still might be wise to apply the work around.

I don't think the server matters, but I'm not sure. At least,
merely changing the client can make it go away. We see the
problem with Linux (Ubuntu Dapper) but not 2.6.24 (as
yet unreleased Ubuntu Hardy). I'll add that to the comments
before committing (assuming no one objects :).

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