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hi i'm running AIX 5.1 ML 4

The problem is ...

i tried to activate nfs

To start the nfs group, i type

# startsrc -g nfs

nfsd, biod,rpc.statd,rpc.lockd showing ALL STARTED WITH PROCESS ID.

but then when i type to check status #lssrc -g nfs

showing that only nfsd,biod that are running ...

but subsystems below are failed to run (inoperative status)


 rpc.statd                              inoperative
 rpc.lockd                              inoperative
 rpc.mountd                          inoperative

There is no error message coming out. so i have no idea why the subsystems were stopped.

Any guru can tell what's the problem and how to make rpc.statd,rpc.lockd,rpc.mountd able to be running.


Thank you very much.
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Those activate when you export some directory.
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Here what i have gotten :-

LOCDEV(root)/> mount loc2:/perl /test
mount: 1831-010 server loc2 not responding: RPC: 1832-019 Program not registered
mount: retrying
loc2:/perl

LOCDEV(root)/> lssrc -g nfs
Subsystem         Group            PID     Status
 biod             nfs              417898   active
 nfsd             nfs              426096   active
 rpc.statd        nfs                      inoperative
 rpc.lockd        nfs                      inoperative
 rpc.mountd       nfs                      inoperative

LABEL:          SRC_TRYX
IDENTIFIER:     1BA7DF4E

Date/Time:       Fri Jun 13 22:12:14 2008
Sequence Number: 129113
Machine Id:      005A7D8D4C00
Node Id:         LOCDEV
Class:           S
Type:            PERM
Resource Name:   SRC

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ERROR

Probable Causes
APPLICATION PROGRAM

Failure Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

        Recommended Actions
        DETERMINE WHY SUBSYSTEM CANNOT RESTART

Detail Data
SYMPTOM CODE
         256
SOFTWARE ERROR CODE
       -9020
ERROR CODE
           0
DETECTING MODULE
'srchevn.c'@line:'327'
FAILING MODULE
rpc.statd
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
LABEL:          SRC_TRYX
IDENTIFIER:     1BA7DF4E

Date/Time:       Fri Jun 13 22:12:11 2008
Sequence Number: 129110
Machine Id:      005A7D8D4C00
Node Id:         LOCDEV
Class:           S
Type:            PERM
Resource Name:   SRC

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ERROR

Probable Causes
APPLICATION PROGRAM

Failure Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

        Recommended Actions
        DETERMINE WHY SUBSYSTEM CANNOT RESTART

Detail Data
SYMPTOM CODE
         256
SOFTWARE ERROR CODE
       -9020
ERROR CODE
           0
DETECTING MODULE
'srchevn.c'@line:'327'
FAILING MODULE
rpc.mountd
LOCDEV(root)/> errpt -a -j 1BA7DF4E |pg
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
LABEL:          SRC_TRYX
IDENTIFIER:     1BA7DF4E

Date/Time:       Sat Jun 14 00:23:22 2008
Sequence Number: 129150
Machine Id:      005A7D8D4C00
Node Id:         LOCDEV
Class:           S
Type:            PERM
Resource Name:   SRC

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ERROR

Probable Causes
APPLICATION PROGRAM

Failure Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

        Recommended Actions
        DETERMINE WHY SUBSYSTEM CANNOT RESTART

Detail Data
SYMPTOM CODE
         256
SOFTWARE ERROR CODE
       -9020
ERROR CODE
           0
DETECTING MODULE
'srchevn.c'@line:'327'
FAILING MODULE
rpc.lockd
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Is portmap running? Use "lssrc -s portmap" to see.
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by:nakbijak895
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yes .. portmap is running ...

What else other possible ?
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by:gheist
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Type rpcinfo -p
if you get nfsd and mountd running your NFS is functional. Try mount from some other system.
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loc1 = master server
loc2 = client server

loc2(root)/> rpcinfo -p loc1
   program vers proto   port  service
    100000    4   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    4   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   udp    111  portmapper
    100068    2   udp  42769  cmsd
    100068    3   udp  42769  cmsd
    100068    4   udp  42769  cmsd
    100068    5   udp  42769  cmsd
    100083    1   tcp  42769  ttdbserver
    100003    2   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    2   tcp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   tcp   2049  nfs
    200006    1   udp   2049
    200006    1   tcp   2049
    100005    1   udp  42780  mountd
    100005    2   udp  42780  mountd
    100005    3   udp  42780  mountd
    100005    1   tcp  42773  mountd
    100005    2   tcp  42773  mountd
    100005    3   tcp  42773  mountd
    100024    1   tcp  42775  status
    100024    1   udp  42793  status
    100133    1   tcp  42775
    100133    1   udp  42793
    200001    1   tcp  42775
    200001    1   udp  42793
    200001    2   tcp  42775
    200001    2   udp  42793
    100021    1   udp  42818  nlockmgr
    100021    2   udp  42818  nlockmgr
    100021    3   udp  42818  nlockmgr
    100021    4   udp  42818  nlockmgr
    100021    1   tcp  42777  nlockmgr
    100021    2   tcp  42777  nlockmgr
    100021    3   tcp  42777  nlockmgr
    100021    4   tcp  42777  nlockmgr


loc1(root)/> rpcinfo -p loc2
   program vers proto   port  service
    100000    4   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    4   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   udp    111  portmapper
    100068    2   udp  42768  cmsd
    100068    3   udp  42768  cmsd
    100068    4   udp  42768  cmsd
    100068    5   udp  42768  cmsd
    100083    1   tcp  42768  ttdbserver
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Server says they are up and running.
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yes but still the subsystem below failed to run.

rpc.statd                              inoperative
 rpc.lockd                              inoperative
 rpc.mountd                          inoperative
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solution found.

This is because the server A that required to mount server B is running 64 bit and Server B is running 32 bit.

After downgrade server A from 64bit  to 32bit. It successful running.


Thank you very much.

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I get them inoperative and mounting on 64bit AIX.
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i.e "inoperative" AIX server allows Linux, 32/64 AIX clients, FreeBSD clients and wvwn SFU clients.
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Those are on-demand started by inetd. "inoperable" display is because inetd was not restarted. Then again one installs 2-bit system rebooting 10 times and says it is completely different.

lockd/statd do not cause problems unless multiple users co-edit same files or you have weak network links.

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