SUMMARY clnttcp_create: RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Timed out

From: Rick Saltzman (ricky@Iccy.COM)
Date: Tue Sep 06 1994 - 16:40:06 CDT

Thanks to: (Donn MacCara)
Simply delete the reference in sm.bak (and/or sm)
then kill and restart rpc.statd

jake explains:

It sounds like the server's statd/lockd are complaining about a file
request from a client that doesn't exist anymore.
Look in /etc/sm and /etc/sm.bak. These directories hold file lock status
information for statd. You can just delete the offending files to quiet
the complaint.
If your server is busy with NFS requests, there will be legitimate files
in these directories. You may need to wait until the server is quiescent
to determine which one is the stale lock.


The solution for me was:

cd /etc/sm.bak
rm pikes
kill -15 (process id of rpc.statd)
/usr/etc/rpc.statd &

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