I have a couple of strange things happening on my system, if anyone has
any ideas on what is cause them please let me know.
First, I am running RH 9 on my workstation and have a RH 7.1 box
running as a webserver. I mount /home via nfs from the RH 7 box to my
workstation. I have noticed that write speeds to /home are very slow,
with no obvious reason. If I copy a file from /tmp (local) to
/home/raymond (remote) it takes forever, and there is next to no network
usage or cpu load. Transfers in the opersite direction saturate the
I am using the following options for mount: rsize=8192,wsize=8192,intr
Any Ideas why writes would be so slow? I have ftp running on the RH 7
box and ftping the data to /home/raymond via ftp runs at fullspeed.
Second issue is a also strange, once I reboot I am able to run up2date
and any rpm command, so I can install packages but after a day or two
for no reason these commands just stop. They hang on execution as if
they are waiting for something. You can't stop them with CTRL-C either,
you have to kill -9 the process. This means I have to reboot my machine
if want to install a new package, which isn't as much of a problem now I
have things installed but was initially a pain in the bu when I first
built the machine.