On Thursday 29 January 2009 23:16:22 Adam Hough wrote: > On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 22:36 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote: > > On Wednesday 28 January 2009 22:10:44 Anne Wilson wrote: > > > Both my F10 netbook and Mandriva 2009 laptop have nfs mounts to my home > > > directory and a data directory on my server. A couple of hours ago I > > > found that I could not access the home directory, although the data > > > directory is still fine. I was seeing messages about "stale NFS file > > > handle". On googling I got the impression that the problem was at the > > > client end, but it would be really strange if both clients developed a > > > problem at the same time. > > > > > > I've really no idea where to look, to troubleshoot this. All ideas > > > welcome. > > > > I wonder if there is any connection with the fact that I had to reinstall > > CentOS on the server yesterday, as repeated power-cuts had depleted the > > ups until the system was trashed. Most things are up and running again, > > but there is a problem with keychain, which I still have to resolve. The > > permissions on the data directory are much looser (since it is shared > > with other users) so it could be an authentication problem. I'll be > > looking into the keychain issue tomorrow. > > > > Anne > > Checkout adding fsid=XXX in your NFS server's /etc/exports file to the > exported directories. It helps nfs clients recover from NFS servers > dropping out on them and then coming back later. You will need centos5 > or newer kernel/nfs software stack for this option to help though. > I've never used nfs exports until I set up this server. I used samba in the past, but after increasing struggles with every release I was advised to try nfs. Until I had these problems it has worked well - just over a year. Where can I read about this option? It doesn't appear to be in man:nfs. Anne
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