On Sun, 10 May 2009, Lance Dryden wrote:
> Chances are, not by default. Have the linux clients mount with
> "soft,intr", and for debugging, set a very short timeout. They
> still won't recover "quickly", but a default "hard" mount means
> "NFS filesystem driver will try to satisfy requests to read or
> write blocks, forever, until it gets them."
It's hard to tell if you mean 'soft' is to be used only for
debugging or whether you're suggesting the poster should use it
generally. If you mean generally, it should be noted 'soft' should
only be used if you can suffer data-loss - it means data that an
application might think should be on disk can in fact get thrown
It's probably not good general advice.
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