Problem was that when directories mounted from SGI servers had over 172 files,
the files do not show up when mounted onto our Solaris 2.6 systems.
Quick solution came from Mark Olson, thanks Mark! This solution in fact works.
I am reporting this as a bug anyway, as we don't want to revert to NFS 2. The
Sun patch that seems relevant to this issue (see original question below) is
in fact installed, so this hasn't been fixed.
I would try forcing NFS version 2, maybe then you won't have the problem?
Here is an automounter map entry where the vers=2 option is used, I have
problems automounting some HP-UX user's home directories on our Suns.
markm -vers=2,rw,intr barney:/vol3/users/markm
> Platform: Solaris 2.6, fully patched (Recommended + Y2K)
> When accessing directories mounted from SGI servers via NFS onto our Solaris
> systems, we notice that if there are over 172 files in a given directory,
> the files do not show up! No how, no way. BTW, this problem occurs whether
> the SGI servers is at IRIX 6.2 or 6.54. Also, we can see the files just fine from
> our legacy SunOS 4.1.4 systems.
> I suspect the problem is on Sun's side, and I located patch 105720-08 which
> states as one of its fixes:
> xdr_getrddirres() loses directory entries over NFS V2 with SGI server
> This patch is in fact installed, but the problem still remains. I looked
> through all the Solaris 2.6 patches, and found nothing else that seemed
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is fairly urgent as our users'
> datasets are typically hundreds of files.
> Dave Foster
> David Foster National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
> email@example.com UCSD/Department of Neuroscience
> (858) 534-7968 http://www-ncmir.ucsd.edu/
David Foster National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
firstname.lastname@example.org UCSD/Department of Neuroscience
(858) 534-7968 http://www-ncmir.ucsd.edu/
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