Debian NFS server with Solaris 8 client.

Hello All,

I am planning on implementing a debian kernel-2.6.8 (Compiled with NFS V3) NFS with a Solaris 8 client . I wanted to know if there are any gotchas or caveats in such a configuration. Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Ian
kamarjaAsked:
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   NFS v3 is supported by Solaris 8.

   However, there is a bug on kernel-2.6.8 for NFS which will generate Oops (Linux kernel error/crash) while accessing a mounted NFS filesystem. You need to upgrade to kernel-2.6.8.1 or above.
For more details, please check:
http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/3642

Regards,

Wesly
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kamarjaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your quick response Wesly. I am now upgrading to kernel-2.6.8.1 as you suggested. I'll let you know how I made out.

Ian
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kamarjaAuthor Commented:
Hey,

Looks like I just hit a snag ... I am getting the error "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,6)" .

Below is my config file . Note that I have CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y and CONFIG_BLK_DEV_GENERIC=y defined. I noticed that CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
do you think this is causing the problem? If so where is this option set in `make menuconfig`?

----------------------------------------------------

#
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE_SATA is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD_IDE is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDISK=y
# CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEFLOPPY=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI is not set
# CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL is not set
# CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO is not set

#
# IDE chipset support/bugfixes
#
CONFIG_IDE_GENERIC=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD640 is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEPCI=y
CONFIG_IDEPCI_SHARE_IRQ=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_GENERIC=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_OPTI621 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_RZ1000 is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_PCI=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA_FORCED is not set
CONFIG_IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO=y
CONFIG_IDEDMA_ONLYDISK=y
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ADMA=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AEC62XX is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ALI15X3 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_AMD74XX is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ATIIXP is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CMD64X is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRIFLEX is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CY82C693 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5520 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_CS5530 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT34X is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HPT366 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SC1200 is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PIIX=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NS87415 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_OLD is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PDC202XX_NEW is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SVWKS is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIS5513 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SLC90E66 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_TRM290 is not set
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_VIA82CXXX is not set
# CONFIG_IDE_ARM is not set
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDEDMA=y
# CONFIG_IDEDMA_IVB is not set
CONFIG_IDEDMA_AUTO=y
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_HD is not set

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kamarjaAuthor Commented:
Nevermind, I had to take out the Advanced Partition option.
Thanks.
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