Just finished upgrading my home server to openSUSE 12.1. My workstation(s)
are still on 11.4 but the NFS shares from the server keep hanging the server
at unpredictable intervals.
I’m not seeing any specific messages except that the workstations report
that the server is unaccessible and hang until I restart the nfsserver.
It does seem that the nfs service dies after a certain amout of writing to
the share but it’s not easy to predict.
On the server (zanshin) - I’ve got the system set up with nfsv4 enabled and
zanshin:~ # cat /etc/exports
On the workstations I’ve tried with and without nfsv4 enabled and the system
hangs either way.
From /etc/fstab …
192.168.9.254:/secure /secure nfs defaults 0 0
192.168.9.254:/data /data nfs defaults 0 0
It must be something going down on the server since, if one workstation
hangs with a lost connection, other workstations also hang until I issue
rcnfsserver restart on zanshin.
On suggestion I’ve seen on the web is to add bg,soft,intr to the workstation
fstab entries which I’m currently trying on one workstation and, so far,
this seems to be working, but I gather that soft is deprecated.
Can anyone throw any light on what could be causing this and have they got
any suggestions for a cure.