Subject: NFS -q questions ..
To: None <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/2003 20:36:25
I am mounting NFS-mounting some volumes using the -q option (NQNFS), and
I noted that if I try to access a file from the client that is in use on
the server, the client stalls in "vnlock". First I was kind-of expecting
that the client would continue once the server had finished with the
file, but no such luck. In fact, a ls -l on the directory which
contained the file also stalled. I did not try if this was a beginning
of a "race-to-root" but I expect so. On the server side, nothing unusual
was to be noticed.

An attempted reboot of the client never finished; even though the
message "syncing filesystems..." appeared, after a forced power off/on
they were considered dirty and fsck went on to check them.

Is this to be expected?

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