Known Critical Issues for NFSv4 on Oracle Linux and related products
(Doc ID 2171587.1)
Last updated on APRIL 26, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software
Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
Private Cloud Appliance
(Linux NFSv4 Client)
The Linux NFSv4 client has encountered several issues which have been frequently reported to Oracle Linux Support.
Specific configurations or kernel software versions experience hangs (sometimes crashes) when using NFSv4, but are stable under NFSv3. This document describes what environments are at risk of these issues, and how to mitigate them.
Specific affected environments include:
- Oracle Linux 5.x on any kernel: RHCK (2.6.18-*), UEK1 (2.6.32-*), UEK2 (2.6.39-*)
- Oracle Linux 6.x on some kernels: UEK1 (2.6.32-*.el6uek), UEK2 (2.6.39-*), but not RHCK (2.6.32-*.el6)
This document also describes best practices to avoid minor issues on:
- Oracle Linux 6.x on some kernels: UEK3 (3.8.13-*)
- Oracle Linux 7.x on some kernels: UEK3 (3.8.13-*)
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In this Document
|Linux NFSv4 client background and general recommendations|
|Red Hat Compatible Kernel for Oracle Linux 5|
|Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 1|
|Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2|
|Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3|
|Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Releases 4 and 5 (and later)|
|Statement of support for NFSv4 on UEK2 and UEK3|
|Mitigation of NFSv4 issues on UEK2 and recommended settings|
|Known issues for NFSv4 on UEK3|