[ILUG] Why does NFS on Linux suck rocks?
airlied at csn.ul.ie
Fri Aug 6 09:22:19 IST 2004
what filesystem you exporting?
On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Specifically, why is that that when a server disappears, the clients get stale
> NFS file handles even when the server has come back? A key point of NFS is its
> clientside statelessness. Of course, this is how it has worked on Sun boxes
> since forever - an NFS server could go away, and the client would work away
> happily, and would carry on where it left off whenever the server came back.
> I won't be surprised to be told that Linux has "improved" NFS so that this is
> no longer true, but I hope somebody will be able to tell me how to unimprove
> it so that I don't screw upp all my NFS clients when I need to reboot the
David Airlie, Software Engineer
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