NFSv4 share becomes hung during nfs_file_flush() on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Tasks interacting with the NFS share become hung with the following 'Call Trace:'
INFO: task echo:23531 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
"echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
echo          D 0000000000000000     0 23531  23298 0x00000080
 ffff880037a71c78 0000000000000082 ffff880037a71bf8 ffffffffa0473200
 ffff8801395819c0 ffff880139a05f40 ffff880037000001 ffffffff81125f77
 ffff880083fd3038 ffff880037a71fd8 000000000000f4e8 ffff880083fd3038
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff81125f77>] ? write_cache_pages+0x117/0x4a0
 [<ffffffff8109b809>] ? ktime_get_ts+0xa9/0xe0
 [<ffffffff81110b10>] ? sync_page+0x0/0x50
 [<ffffffff814ed1e3>] io_schedule+0x73/0xc0
 [<ffffffff81110b4d>] sync_page+0x3d/0x50
 [<ffffffff814edb9f>] __wait_on_bit+0x5f/0x90
 [<ffffffff81110d03>] wait_on_page_bit+0x73/0x80
 [<ffffffff81090c30>] ? wake_bit_function+0x0/0x50
 [<ffffffff811271a5>] ? pagevec_lookup_tag+0x25/0x40
 [<ffffffff8111111b>] wait_on_page_writeback_range+0xfb/0x190
 [<ffffffff81126351>] ? do_writepages+0x21/0x40
 [<ffffffff8111126b>] ? __filemap_fdatawrite_range+0x5b/0x60
 [<ffffffff811112e8>] filemap_write_and_wait_range+0x78/0x90
 [<ffffffff811a540e>] vfs_fsync_range+0x7e/0xe0
 [<ffffffff811a54dd>] vfs_fsync+0x1d/0x20
 [<ffffffffa04385d0>] nfs_file_flush+0x70/0xa0 [nfs]
 [<ffffffff811739ec>] filp_close+0x3c/0x90
 [<ffffffff81173ae5>] sys_close+0xa5/0x100
 [<ffffffff8100b0f2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
    • NFSv4 Client
    • Seen on kernel 2.6.32-220.el6
  • NFSv4 Server with delegations enabled
  • Seen with Solaris NFS Server
  • NFSv3 is not affected

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