SUMMARY: Odd NFS kernel notice in /var/adm/messages

From: Joy Locke <>
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 14:16:33 EDT
I went through a backlog of email today and found a note from a Sun
technician concerning a ticket I put in about this error message, so I
thought I would post his e-mail as a summary to this problem. Below is
the original message I sent to the list in June, and below that is the
Sun tech's summary of the problem.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 13:21:52 -0500 (CDT)
From: Joy Locke <>
Subject: Odd NFS kernel notice in /var/adm/messages

I have an Ultra10 running Solaris 8 with the jumbo patch set from 14
June. We're running big brother for system notifications and received
this notification in /var/adm/messages a little while ago:

Jun 24 12:05:35 enigma nfssrv: [ID 296073 kern.notice] NOTICE: acl_server: bad
proc number 3

I have looked on Google, and searched the sunmanager
archives for information regarding this, and the only thing I've found
that really applies is a question on the big brother mailing list
about how to turn off the notification for this. According to the
poster, this is a known bug, but I haven't been able to find any
reference to that elsewhere. Does anyone have any idea what this is or
where I can find out about it? I will summarize responses.



Now for the note from the Sun tech:


Technically, this error: NOTICE: acl_server: bad proc number 3
doesn't mean much...All it means is that the system is sending
ACL3_GETXATTRDIR procedure invocation requests to other NFS servers.

Some of the servers don't know how to react to this.  That is when
you get the error.

Hope this helps...


This is indeed a known bug, according to the Sun tech, and can be
treated as such. I don't know of a workaround at this time. Since Sun
pulled down their list of known bugs from Sunsolve, it was hard to
confirm that this was a bug until I called Sun support.

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