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Re: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] system hangs during shutdown...

On July 23, 2011 06:56:44 AM Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jul 2011, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > > This is not a bug.  NFS clients are supposed to keep on trying to reach
> > > the server, by default.  You should have unmounted the directory from
> > > the NFS client(s) before shutting down the server.
> > > 
> > > Ben.
> > 
> > Sounds like a desirable behaviour when the system is coming up, but
> > having the client hang when *going down* because a server disappeared
> > doesn't seem right.
> Don't use NFS, then.  It does NOT tolerate servers going away.  Maybe
> NFSv4 is a bit better, but v3 does not let you get away with it (maybe
> it should for read-only mounts).

It looks like NFSv4 doesn't like that happening either.

Well, that kinda sucks,..

...I'm thinking that initscripts should be smarter in that it should recognize 
hopeless cases and set a limit on how long the system will wait before 
shutting down. Fully configurable, of course.

Thanks for your time.

- Bruce

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