[lug] nfs mount hangs?

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Tue Apr 3 09:42:39 MDT 2007

Rob Nagler wrote:
> I am having problems with my nfs mounts hanging between two linux
> machines.  I can nfs mount locally on the server and from a mac.
> rpcinfo -p is showing the right stuff.  I've turned off iptables
> although that shouldn't be an issue.
> The mount hangs with:
> mount -t nfs -o soft,retry=1,retrans=1,timeo=1 srv:/exp /mnt
> The server does see:
> Apr  3 08:29:59 srv mountd[26973]: authenticated mount request from clnt:904 for /exp (/exp)
> TIA,
> Rob

Everything I've ever read says that soft mounts are pain.  Try doing 
hard,intr   NFS hangs have always been because of network problems in my 
experience. If it's not a network problem, the client machine should 
have some info in /var/log/messages (or /var/log/syslog).


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