> This might be an xfs issue or not. I am not sure. The following only
> seems to happen when I have files over 2G in size, hence I only see it
> on the XFS partitions.
> I am using the cvs as of 2/27/01. Any partitions are created with
> mkfs -t -f -d unwritten=0 -l size=32768b /dev/hdxx
> they are mounted with
> mount -t -o logbufs=4,logbsize=32768 /dev/hdxx /xfs
> these are ide drives with both dma and multi count on (all maxtor drives
> at the moment)
> I create a directory under /xfs called test then export /xfs/test as an
> NFS file system to a sun box 5.8 (I have nfs3 compiled in the kernel of
> the xfs box). Now it gets weird.
> >From the sun box I nfs mount xfs-server:/xfs/test to /testxfs that works fin
> from the sun box I tar some files to the /testxfs. All is fine and
> dandy...then at some point, and no it never happens at the same place twice,
> the tar dies with a write error. usually rpc timeout.
Can you be more explicit - are you just untaring into xfs, or are you
copying the tar file into xfs and then untaring it?