Re: Did you know that nfs mount requires accurate time?
On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 04:23:21PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Tue 02 Feb 1999, Loic Prylli wrote:
> > Oscar Levi writes:
> > > Also, it seems like it would be helpful to add a note to the README in
> > > the disks-alpha directory about nfs installs requiring accurate time.
> > I was not aware of that, do you know where is this restriction needed?
> > (I know I used NFS for some time between a machine in year 2018 and
> > normal ones).
> Ditto (ok, not 2018 but certainly off by a couple of hours). I don't
> understand why this should be a problem for NFS; after all, NFS is
> stateless... It's a pain if using 'make' on a NFS directory, but
> otherwise no problem.
I believe it is a problem for RPC, not for NFS itself. The NFS server
believes that the connection is made, but the client RPC returns with
a timeout error.
> > The "epoch selection" should be done by the kernel, but the code there
> The RTC stuff needs to be selected in the kernel config for this to
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