Slow boot with NFS, server not responding

Matej Kupljen matej.kupljen at
Wed Jul 26 19:03:19 EST 2006


> I am having trouble booting the kernel with a root file system over NFS.
> Once the kernel has mounted the file system, it cycles through this pair of
> messages, endlessly:
> 	nfs: server not responding, still trying
> 	nfs: server OK

We had the same problems on a DBAU1200 board, because that board uses
smc91c111 chip, which has small RX buffers, and a lot of RX overruns

We solved this by specifying additional kernel command line parameter:
which specifies that for the NFS TCP should be used instead of UDP.

I hope this helps.


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