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Re: NFS problems

On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 00:31 -0600, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>     Um, what changed recently?  I just did a full rpm update on three 
> machines running FC3 (the last update was done last week.)  Suddenly I 
> can't mount a particular storage server:
>     mount to NFS server 'storage' failed: server is down.
>     The server isn't down.  I can use any machine on the network (that's 
> not running FC3) and mount the storage server just fine.  The three 
> problem servers can also mount anything else on the network, EXCEPT the 
> storage one.  They can ping it just fine, so why can't they mount it?  
> The last time they were able to mount the storage server was last night 
> when I performed the rpm updates.  After the reboot, they can no longer 
> do that.
>     I've rebooted the machines, I've rebooted the storage server, I've 
> checked other possible problem spots (no iptables, no SELinux,) I tried 
> adding 'nfsvers=2' to my command line, nothing ... so, what changed?  
> What could be the problem?

A bug in the util-linux-2.12a-21 update package. This happened last
week. See:

Quick workaround: use the "udp" mount option.

This is supposed to have been fixed by the util-linux-2.12a-23 package,
released earlier this week:

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

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