Re: [NFS] Re: broken umount -f

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 08:17:50 EST

>>>>> " " == Tim Connors <> writes:

> What I have never understood, is that if you are reading a
> file, or even just in a directory, and the server goes down,
> and won't come back up (say, you have taken your laptop into
> work, and forgot to turn off autofs first, after killing all
> shells that had cd'd to the nfs directory), then you still are
> destined to have to reboot. You could sever all connections to
> the nfs server safely, because nothing is being written there
> (except maybe atime information - but not in the case of a
> shell being cd'd to an nfs path). But linux won't give up on
> the connection. Come on, what harm could possibly come to an
> application that has only readonly files open, or cwd in an NFS
> path? No data loss would occur in this situation, so just drop
> the connection, and return -EIO to anything that then later
> wants to read a file.

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