Re: patch-2.0.1[67] kills automount daemon (Berkeley amd)

Jauder Ho (
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 23:03:44 -0400 (EDT)

automounting mail is pretty silly IMHO..... this is how you get
stale NFS file handles..... and god knows what NFS wants to do with them


On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Systemkennung Linux wrote:

> > > I'm going to release a 2.0.18 reasonably soon, but in the meantime I'd like
> > > to know if this small fix fixes the NFS problems.. Now that the kernel
> > > mailing list seems to work well again, maybe we can use it for what it was
> > > meant for.
> >
> > Master,
> >
> > it seems to work. I had no more hangs with amd, but I could not
> > deterministically force a hang before, therefore "seems". But I've tried
> > hard (with run-parts /etc/cron.daily, this used to hang the automounter).
> A very reliable way to hang amd is to use elm for reading mail on
> a automounted /var/spool/mail/. Start elm, then let it sit around
> idle for some time. Amd then tried to unmount the fs and NFS hangs.
> Ralf

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