Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446779
nfs mounts fail on boot
Last modified: 2009-07-15 04:19:54 EDT
Description of problem:
I have the following NFS mounts in my /etc/fstab:
xxx.csun.edu:/home /home nfs defaults 0 0
xxx.csun.edu:/usr/local /usr/local nfs defaults 0 0
When I boot the system, these are not mounted. If I do mount -at nfs, they are
mounted properly. If I use IP addresses instead of names, everything appears to
130.166.xxx.yyy:/home /home nfs defaults 0 0
130.166.xxx.yyy:/usr/local /usr/local nfs defaults 0 0
So I suppose the domain name service is not up yet when the NFS mounts are
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
On fairly up to date Fedora 9 with
I sometimes see that even using IP addresses fail - maybe this is an issue
related to slow network interface init (?) I know that the ethernet switches
that I use have some initial troubles with link negotiation and this leads to
slow network init.
Try adding th 'bg' mount option
I think this is the same problem, I see during boot the rhgb boot screen opens
to details view and:
/etc/init.d/functions line 511: exportfs non-init addr IPADDRESS,HOSTNAME
Segmentation fault at "$@"
appears which appears to be an error with exportfs -r
This then leads to failure to automount to work from other machines with
Permission denied: messages, it is necessary to restart NFS for it to work,
/sbin/service nfs restart gives these messages:
[root@peterson SPECS]# /sbin/service nfs restart
Shutting down NFS mountd: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS daemon: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS quotas: [ OK ]
Shutting down NFS services: [FAILED]
Starting NFS services: [ OK ]
Starting NFS quotas: [ OK ]
Starting NFS daemon: [ OK ]
Starting NFS mountd: [ OK ]
indicating that exportfs did not start correctly as suggested above.
A temporary fix is to add the service restart into rc.local
This has the same footprint of bz:
Please try the latest nfs-utils version at:
(Build: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=694594 )
Fixed in nfs-utils-1.1.2-6.fc9
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