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Old 06-03-2005, 06:44 PM   #1
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NFS hangs nfssvc: input/output error

I hope someone can help me with this, I have googled myself frantic and can't figure it out. I have a new desktop computer and I would like to share one of its folders with my laptop so the desktop has a line in /etc/exports that says:


The laptop has an appropriate line in /etc/fstab

When I boot the desktop or run
/etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start
it says:

Exporting directories for NFS kernel daemon...exportfs: /etc/exports [2]: No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export "".
Assuming default behaviour ('sync').
NOTE: this default has changed from previous versions
done. Starting NFS kernel daemon: nfsd

at the point of starting the NFS kernel daemon the desktop computer “hangs” for more than a minute

running tail /var/log/syslog

gives me "nfssvc: Input/output error" which is a little vague

running rpcinfo on the laptop tells me the connection is refused. Also a little vague.

What more could I do to diagnose this problem? What might cause this to happen? Oh, I have nothing at this moment in the hosts allow or deny files and I am running Debian 2.6.11

Any suggestions will be taken gratefully
Old 07-10-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
Rod Butcher
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I'm getting thye same thing on my first attempt at using nfs.
Starting NFS services: [ OK ]
Starting NFS daemon: [FAILED]

/var/log/daemons error :-
nfsd[28592]: nfssvc: Input/output error

Old 09-24-2007, 02:30 AM   #3
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I have the same problem too.

But it worked fin until I upgraded to the latest version.

Now I got a log message:

Sep 24 09:20:00 slug-manic kernel: portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out
Sep 24 09:20:00 slug-manic kernel: RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).
Sep 24 09:20:00 slug-manic nfsd[12643]: nfssvc: Input/output error

Please... how can it be, I just upgraded, it was already working perfectly.

Must I force an earlier version?

Greetings zzarr
Old 10-23-2007, 11:13 AM   #4
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Start the portmap daemon

First check your /etc/default/portmap settings. If they look good, start the portmap daemon:

/etc/init.d/portmap start

Now you can start the nfs-kernel-server normally. Make sure it'll survive a reboot by using update-rc.d



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