Bug #1806

DFBSD 2.7.3 - mbuf exhausted while rsync to a NFS

Added by tuxillo almost 11 years ago. Updated almost 11 years ago.

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I got two virtual machines running DFBSD. One is KVM (512MB mem) and the other
one is under VMware (1024MB).

kvm is the NFS server which is exporting /usr like this:
/usr -alldirs -maproot=root: -network ....

From the vmware I mount it, and start copying the repo using rsync:

  1. rsync -av -progress /usr/src /mnt/target/usr/

After a while the following warning appears in the kvm (NFS server):
Warning, objcache(mbuf): Exhausted!

  1. netstat -m
    9056/9056 mbufs in use (current/max):
    134/4528 mbuf clusters in use (current/max)
    9190 mbufs and mbuf clusters allocated to data
    2532 Kbytes allocated to network (22% of mb_map in use)
    163 requests for memory denied
    0 requests for memory delayed
    0 calls to protocol drain routines

In the client part the copy stops:

24084480 10% 4.10MB/s 0:00:48
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [sender]: Broken
pipe (32)
rsync: write failed on
RPC struct is bad (72)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver.c(302) [receiver=3.0.7]
[sender] io timeout after 30 seconds -- exiting
rsync error: timeout in data send/receive (code 30) at io.c(140) [sender=3.0.7]
[vmware] /usr/src>

And I can't even ssh from outside the kvm machine:
% ssh
's password:
Timeout, server not responding.



Updated by dillon almost 11 years ago

Ok, this should be fixed now. nfs_realign() was calling m_copyback()
which was allocating the mbuf chain using normal mbufs instead of
cluster bufs, causing the normal mbufs to get blown out on machines
with low amounts of memory.


Updated by tuxillo almost 11 years ago

Hi Matt,

As we agreed, I've uploaded the dump files of the panic that was produced in the
NFS client side. They are in my home dir: ~/crash/1806*.1

Antonio Huete

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