When our main NFS server goes offline, all clients which had a share mounted are affected in the following way:
1. `df` does not work (times out) 2. `lsof` does not work (times out) 3. I cannot unmount the share (umount times out) 4. I cannot restart the client PC, the shutdown process gets stuck while trying to umount the dead NFS share: `nfs server not responding still trying` 5. hard reboot (reset) works, but while booting the client PC gets stuck while trying to mount the NFS share
Now I know how to solve the problem nr. 5. I can change the entry in
noauto. But what about the other problems? Does
NFS client have no intelligence to stop waiting for a dead NFS server? Why does it wait indefinetly? Can I somewhere set a timeout, so that whatever happens, after
x seconds he gives up trying?