Subject: Re: No timeouts? NFS problem...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Phil Knaack <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/13/1996 00:22:57
Peter Seebach <> writes:

>I have a pair of machines providing each other with nfs services.
>One was rebooted, and did not reexport filesystems, nor did it start
>mountd or nfsd.  (Not a problem, as I didn't need them any more.)

>Unfortunately, this made find, df, and umount all hang *permanently* on
>the other machine.  (Well, find from 12 hours ago in /etc/daily was still
>in D according to ps...)... They did *not* time out.

>They continued "correctly" as soon as I ran nfsd -tun 4 on the ex-server.

>Shouldn't nfs filesystems time out and get errors after some amount of time?

I was wondering this myself. I frequently find myself forgetting to umount
on the work machine when I turn off the portable and go home. When I come
in the next morning I find all my cron jobs on the work machine suddenly
finishing as soon as my portable is back up and running, or when I take
it home and power it up on my home PPP link.

Phillip F Knaack
Database Programmer, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
Iowa State University Extension