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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: knfsd misses occasional writes
Neil Brown wrote:
>
> On Wednesday May 15, Sverker.Wiberg@uab.ericsson.se wrote:
> >
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > When copying lots of small files from multiple NFS clients to a kNFSd
> > filesystem (i.e. doing backup of a cluster), exported with `sync', I
> > find that some few files (1 out of 1000) were silently truncated to zero
^^^^^^^^
no errors reported

> > size when checking locally with `ls' (the clients reported total
> > success). With `asynch' instead, all files were correctly copied.
>
> How are you mounting the file systems on the clients?
> The symptoms sound exactly like you are using "soft" mounts. "soft"
> is a very bad mount option. Use "hard".
>
> If you aren't using "soft", let me know and I will look harder.

Errrm, I am using "soft" mounts, as I (we) want the clients to survive
server restarts.
But shouldn't those timeouts become errors over at the clients?

/Sverker
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