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SubjectRe: Mounting NFS root FS
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On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 20:59 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >> >> ./run_init -c /mnt /sbin/init; # or similar
> >> >>
> >> >> And you can also start locking after pivot_rooting to /mnt, that would
> >> >> not even require (/mnt)/var/lib/nfs to be a separate mount.
> >> >
> >> >Much better idea. You can delay starting rpc.statd until you have set up
> >> >your filesystem provided that you are not running any programs that
> >> >require NLM locking. If you do need to run such a program before you
> >> >start rpc.statd, then you will have to use the '-onolock' mount option.
> >>
> >> Since we're on the topic locking, is it because I am not running
> >> statd on the client that my NFS client hangs during boot phase?
> >
> >If you have applications that try to set locks before rpc.statd is up
> >and running, then that would explain it.
>
> Even if the nfs mount is mounted using -o ro,nolock?

No. The 'nolock' option means that the NFS client will use the VFS posix
locks only, which will not depend on rpc.statd.

Trond

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