I've got a 7.2-RELEASE box that has it's root file system mounted read/only via NFS. It hangs when trying to shutdown, at the "Writing entropy file:" point.

Having chased this down - it hangs *any* time you try to rm' a file off of the filesystem.

e.g. If I do:

recovery# cd /
recovery# touch test
touch: test: Read-only file system
recovery# rm COPYRIGHT
nfs server not responding
nfs server not responding
nfs server not responding

That last error is just repeated for infinity at about 5-10 second intervals.

Any suggestions?

The NFS server exports line being used is:

/usr2/boot/os -alldirs -maproot=root -ro -network -mask

The reason for the shutdown hang is that '/etc/rc.d/random' rm's the '/entropy' file if it exists as the system shuts down, and that rm never returns (the error output is redirected so you never see the errors) :(

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