Re: Strange behaviour with NFS

Alan Cox (
3 Aug 1995 21:59:38 GMT

> It's funny! The kernel notices that the nfs-server is unreachable,
> printk's his messages ("tapiola kernel: NFS max timeout reached on
> finlandia") but then? It tries again, several times. Somewhen it
> stops, dunno why.

It will try forever,
> I would recommend to return some common error code to let user
> programs correctly abort.

I would recommend reading some NFS documentation 8). You want to set the
soft option (return EIO on a timeout) and possibly adjust the timeouts to