NFS client updates
Posted Jan 12, 2006 0:53 UTC (Thu) by zblaxell
In reply to: NFS client updates
Parent article: Looking forward to 2.6.16
That's one of the effects.
The addition of lazy umounts and "umount -l" was a major step forward in
this area (you still couldn't kill the processes, but you could drop the
mount point so that you didn't get any more stuck on the dead NFS mount).
Solving the real problem of course is much better. ;-)
I also did things like mess with firewalls and NAT configuration until I
could convince the localhost to talk to its own NFS server (the tricky
part is doing this remotely with a live net-connected machine without
disrupting all of the server's other clients at the same time). This led
to "Stale NFS file handles" all over the place, but at least the RPC
calls would complete and the machine could get on with killing processes.
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