Fedora 9: dbus problems with /home on nfs

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 21:30:18 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 16:44 -0400, Todd Denniston wrote:
> I can only agree with this comment if the client machines are soft
> mounting or 
> they are working in a network that is incredibly busy. soft mounts
> will cause 
> data loss in a busy network before hard mounts, but if you can ping
> flood -s 
> 1400 the server and not get any loss, then hard,intr UDP NFS should be
> still 
> be _reasonably_ reliable (as NFS goes) and TCP NFS should be fine.

+1, but be prepared for client hangs if the *server* goes down for a
while. With NFS you can have safety or interactivity, not both. Since
client software mostly assumes that when it writes to a file the write
will either succeed or fail, it doesn't handle the case of "no reply
yet" and just leaves the user in the air.


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