Subject: Re: NFS VAX and Linux
To: None <>
From: Thomas S. Traylor <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/18/1997 10:48:06
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 don't run Linux so this may or may not work. You should be able to
send mountd a SIGHUP and it will reread the /etc/exports file. This
works under BSD based OS.

> i guess my point is: Linux is not the ideal OS to run an NFS server on.

Sounds like it....

> -wonko


Thomas Traylor
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