Messages file swamped with strange error messages...

Mansell, Gary GRMansell at ricardo.com
Tue Mar 4 03:47:01 CST 2003


My messages file is swamped (95%) with these errors:

Feb 25 05:08:18 dfgsrv kernel: svc: bad direction 256, dropping request
Feb 25 05:08:58 dfgsrv last message repeated 6 times
Feb 25 05:10:02 dfgsrv last message repeated 11 times
Feb 25 05:11:02 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:12:02 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:13:02 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:14:02 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:15:01 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:16:01 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:17:01 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:18:01 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times
Feb 25 05:19:01 dfgsrv last message repeated 10 times

They seem to start to occur when the nfs server subsystem starts up.

The machine is used an NFS and SMB fileserver to about 200 various UNIX and NT clients. It is a PE2650 with 2x 2.4Ghz Zeons, 2Gb RAM, 2x 18Gb system disks mirrored with the onboard RAID controller, 500Gb EMC RAID 5 storage attached via 2x Qlogic QLA2300 FCAL cards. There is also an HP 2/20 autoloader attached via an adaptec AHA3960 SCSI controller card. It is attached to the network via the two onboard Broadcom BCM5701 (groan) Gb network ports which are running in a bonded configuration.

I would appreciate it if someone could advise me what is wrong here - I can't see the wood for the trees :)


Gary Mansell
Senior Technical Analyst
IT Department
Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd.




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