Subject: Re: NFS VAX and Linux
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Sturges <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/18/1997 08:44:39
On Mon, 17 Feb 1997 wrote:

> V. M. Haas drunkenly mumbled...
> > 
> > As I forwarded to Ragge, after rebooting the Linux box the NFS mount came
> > up OK.  I must guess that the nfsd or mountd on the Linux machine was in
> > some kind of "strange state" which gave me the results I described.
> i have had nothing but trouble with Linux and NFS.  i have yet to figure out
> a way to get it to re-read /etc/exports without a reboot.  doesn't matter
> what amount of process killing and restarting i do, it just refused to re-read
> the exports file.  just something to keep in mind if you need to change anything
> around again (i've also messed with booting linux off a server with the NFS_root
> option and have had nothing but trouble with that as well) 
> i guess my point is: Linux is not the ideal OS to run an NFS server on.

Were any of you at USENIX '97?

Linus Torvalds was there, and in his own words, Linux's NFS "sucks 
rocks."  :-)  It's one of the things high on his list to improve.

Just thought you might appreciate that...

good luck,