Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1019415
nm-online returns success before DHCP completes, causing NFS mounts to fail on boot
Last modified: 2014-01-10 14:36:52 EST
Description of problem:During boot, the system tries to mount an nfs mount before networkmanager is configured.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 20
2. Add NFS info to /etc/fstab
3. mount /nfs/share
4. systemctl enable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
5. reboot machine
mount fails to happen due to dependency error.
Should auto mount my nfs share on boot without intervention
Can manually mount my nfs share after boot via mount /home/download with no problems. Will add my /var/log/messages file in a few after submission.
Created attachment 812630 [details]
my /var/log/messages file
The system actually has auto mounted my nfs share *1* time, if you look at the boot sequence around the 11:38ish mark, you will see where it gets mounted, /home/download is the nfs directory. It looks like on this one, NetworkManager got 100% configured 1st, then maybe it was able to mount with network running?
All other times before it or after it have failed, and nothing was done before or after (as far as changes or commands) to make a difference. It seems on all the others, that NM isn't yet totally configured and therefore won't work?
After some debugging on firstname.lastname@example.org  we figured out that /usr/bin/nm-online seems to be returning before DHCP is fully configured. If you look at his logs, you'll notice that dhclient reports success after NetworkManager-wait-online.service successfully exits.
To make double-sure, I had him add a extra service Before=network.target  that just waits until it can successfully grep his IP address from ifconfig, and his nfs mounts started to work again.
Moving to NetworkManager since that ships NetworkManager-wait-online.service and /usr/bin/nm-online.
Seconded! Thanks guys,
the bug-report (and mail-discussion) really saved my christmas!
(I changed my "Network Manager Wait Online" service description
from using nm-online - which will just tell about NetworkManager being started or not, to
ExecStart=/bin/bash -c "until ping -c1 [someIPonYourNetwork]; do sleep 1; continue; done"
I added the 'sleep 1' because otherwise, it's putting many 'network unreachable' into the startup logs...
NetworkManager-0.9.9.0-22.git20131003 (updates-testing) fixes the problem.
(In reply to Steve from comment #4)
This does indeed fix the problem, and everything seems to work as normal. Unless someone else has other issues with it, will close it if no issues.