Subject: Re: nfs is hell
To: Robert Dobbs <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1995 14:13:00
Quoting Robert Dobbs,

> Are there any suggestions for 'nice' nfs settings that don't lock up
> the machine when a server crashes?  Even nqnfs locks solid on the attempt
> to kill the process.  Where to start to fix the code to not be so evil?

Have you tried the -i (interruptible) and -s ('soft') flags to an NFS
mount (see mount_nfs(8)) ? They may help you in cases like this. It's been
a while since I have tried those myself, though.

- Frank