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My server is an IBM-AIX 4.2 version opertating system.
Problem: rpc.mountd daemon never stayes active.
If I start the portmap daemon : stopsrc -g portmap
Then start rpc.mountd or nfs : startsrc -s rpc.mountd  or startsrc -g nfs
The the rpc.mountd stay active, but when I start the portmap daemon, then rpc.mountd goes inactive.

How do I get rpc.mountd to stay active?
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by:gheist
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oslevel -r please...
there is no AIX 4.2
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the Aix version is 4.2.1.0
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basically rpc.mountd and nfsd registers with portmapper when started, they do not work without it, or after restarting it.
You can always use rpcinfo -p to see working rpc services
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I have used rpcinfo -p ejs1 and show that mountd is not working. I know that portmap needs to run to allow the resest of the services to run. I my testing I found that is you stop portmap and start rpc.mountd, then mountd will show running in rpcinfo.  This where I'm trying to determine where the problem lies.  When I have portmap runing , then I start rpc.mountd, and run rpcinfo -p esj1 you will see portmap but not mountd running.

esj2{root}#lssrc -a
Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
 syslogd               ras              6422    active
 portmap          portmap          6170    active
 inetd                  tcpip            5406    active
 biod                   nfs              7764    active
 nfsd                   nfs              8296    active
 rpc.statd            nfs              8590    active
 rpc.lockd            nfs              9118    active
 rpc.mountd        nfs                         inoperative

In the errpt log I see rcp.mountd

esj2{root}#esj2{root}#errpt -a|more
----------------------------------------------------------
LABEL:          SRC
IDENTIFIER:     E18E984F

Date/Time:       Sun Mar  6 19:49:03
Sequence Number: 6758
Machine Id:      007105534C00
Node Id:         esj2_boot
Class:           S
Type:            PERM
Resource Name:   SRC

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ERROR

Probable Causes
APPLICATION PROGRAM

Failure Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

        Recommended Actions
        PERFORM PROBLEM RECOVERY PROCEDURES

Detail Data
SYMPTOM CODE
           0
SOFTWARE ERROR CODE
       -9020
ERROR CODE
         256
DETECTING MODULE
'srchevn.c'@line:'281'
FAILING MODULE
rpc.mountd
----------------------------------------------------------

Is the problem with the daemon rpc.mountd or portmap?
would you need to remove and redeliver nfs package or is it script file?

I coped rpc.mountd, portmap,inetd.conf from the working node1 to the troubled node2.
This is a cluster configuration (HACMP). I had to failover everything to node1 where portmap and rpc.mountd is work to fix the problem on node2.

This weekend I changed IP addresses, and everything is working except for rpc.mountd.
Where does the problem lies?

In inetd.conf, rc.tcpip, services, rc.nfs, and rpc.pcnfsd there are no reference to rpc.mountd in the files.
This is also true on the working node node1.

Where to go from here, could it be a simple permission problem?




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by:gheist
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It has lived to the end. It is to old to keep working, especially interoperate with new clients, It is not supported anymore.
For NFS storage you can have a common linux or BSD box with two software mirrored huge disks, and this will stay up much longer than your H-available cluster, and cost only a small fraction of your cluster.
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Your error report shows that rpc.mountd crashed.
inetd.conf is irreleavant in this case.
AIX nfs services are hypersensitive to DNS lookups timing out.
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by:yodanyo
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I resolved the problem by redelivering NFS/TCP software and relinking the librarys.
This fixed the problem.

Thanks for everyones input
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and you did not tell you have problem with static linkage ...

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The problem has been fixed for rpc.mountd.
I don't see problems with static linkage....What do you need to check for?
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