RHEL6: NFS mounts become unresponsive when NFS server experiences repeated hardware.py python backtrace / abrt

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  • RPC-data reaches NFSD but it seems to stall while doing svc_authenticate
  • NFS server TCP ACKs NFS client requests, then silently drops them, never responding at the NFS layer.
  • NFS mounts on NFS clients periodically hang with visible in /var/log/messages:
kernel: nfs: server hostname not responding, still trying
Oct 20 08:25:18 hostname abrt: detected unhandled Python exception in '/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py'
Oct 20 08:25:18 hostname abrtd: New client connected
Oct 20 08:25:18 hostname abrtd: Directory 'pyhook-2013-10-20-08:25:18-10226' creation detected
Oct 20 08:25:18 hostname abrt-server[10333]: Saved Python crash dump of pid 10226 to /var/spool/abrt/pyhook-2013-10-20-08:25:18-10226
Oct 20 08:25:25 hostname abrtd: Sending an email...
Oct 20 08:25:26 hostname abrtd: Email was sent to: root@localhost
Oct 20 08:25:26 hostname abrtd: Duplicate: UUID
Oct 20 08:25:26 hostname abrtd: DUP_OF_DIR: /var/spool/abrt/pyhook-2013-10-20-07:28:52-15636
Oct 20 08:25:26 hostname abrtd: Corrupted or bad directory '/var/spool/abrt/pyhook-2013-10-20-08:22:37-1222', deleting


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (NFS Server)
  • rhn-client-tools
    • between rhn-client-tools- and rhn-client-tools-
  • sos (sosreport)
    • between sos-2.2-29.el6 and before sos-2.2-47.el6
    • sos-2.2-29.el6 includes fix for 'Bug 730641 - sosreport does not collect /proc/net details', and introduces the regression
    • sos-2.2-47.el6 fixes the regression in 'Bug 913201 - sosreport can potentially cause an RPC failure when copying RPC channel files'

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