Repeated connects/disconnects to a novell server using the Novell Client for Linux will cause kernel failures.

  • 7006900
  • 23-Sep-2010
  • 08-Nov-2012


Novell Client for Linux 2.0 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 3


Logging in and out to OES server using the Novell client for Linux degrades workstation performance over time.
The following errors are shown in /var/log/messages
Apr 20 12:52:43 l98utas38 kernel: VFS: Busy inodes after unmount of novfs.
Self-destruct in 5 seconds.  Have a nice day...


The Novell Client for Linux had a kernel memory leak that causes the Novell Client for Linux to consume all the memory on the workstation.
Update the Linux kernel through the update channel to version or newer.