[lug] nfs mount hangs?

steve at badcheese.com steve at badcheese.com
Tue Apr 3 09:49:26 MDT 2007

If this is over a WAN or over the internet, try using tcp instead of udp 
for the NFS connection.

- Steve

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, Hugh Brown wrote:

> Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 10:42:39 -0500
> From: Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu>
> Reply-To: "Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List"
>     <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> To: "Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List"
>     <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> Subject: Re: [lug] nfs mount hangs?
> 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).
> Hugh
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