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SubjectRe: NFS timeouts? NFS is not supposed to time out.
On Sat, 8 Jun 1996, Simon Karpen wrote:

> I have wuarchive NFS-mounted via a 14.4 modem and a PPP connection.
> It often takes several attempts to access a file because of NFS timeouts.
> It is mounted with the options: ro,bg,intr,soft,noexec,nosuid,noauto,user
> >From my experience with SunOS, NFS mounted filesystems are not supposed
> to time out. Is this a bug or a feature? I haven't found this in any of
> the FAQs and if this is a bug, it really needs to be fixed before 2.0.

They don't timeout is you mount them with the 'hard' option, they do with
the 'soft' option, see man nfs for more (linux-kernel really isn't the

> Simon Karpen
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