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Re: NFS mount hangs

What is the timeout on your autofs mounts?  I typically set the timeout
to 30 seconds to prevent any lockups such as you describe.

    /home   /etc/auto.home  --timeout=30 --ghost

    *       -fstype=nfs,rw,hard,intr,nosuid         <nfs host>:/home/&

- Josh

Norman Elton wrote:
> I've got a handful (about 20) client machines that mount a series of
> directories off of a server. In this case, the clients are RHEL4
> systems, and the server is a Mac OS Server. I use the automounter to
> automatically manage the mounts. The user merely cd's to the correct
> directory, and it automagically mounts itself.
> 99% of the time, this works flawlessly. There are times; however, that
> the mount process hangs. After upgrading the client RHEL systems to
> the latest kernel, its happened twice. In both cases, I can mount some
> NFS directories, while others hang. Even if I try to mount them
> manually, outside the context of the automounter, nothing happens.
> Meanwhile, other directories on the same client work fine.
> In the past, the only way I can find to "fix" the problem is to reboot
> the client. This is obviously not ideal.
> Here's a sample mount showing my config:
> on /mac/home type nfs
> (rw,addr=
> I suspect that I don't have NFS configured/tuned very well. Does
> anyone have any suggestions here? Any idea why some exports
> mysteriously die?
> Thanks for any help,
> Norman
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