Linux NFS client hangs due to waiting for WRITEs to complete and NFS server returning NFSERR_JUKEBOX (10008) to WRITEs

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Issue

  • application hangs, servers load average very high and had to reboot to clear
  • many tasks waiting for NFS WRITEs to complete
  • tcpdump shows WRITEs are getting responses of NFSERR_JUKEBOX / NFSERR_DELAY (10008)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (NFS client)
  • NFS

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