Bug 583205 - F13 Beta Won't Boot - NFS Mount Point in /etc/fstab Hangs Boot Process
F13 Beta Won't Boot - NFS Mount Point in /etc/fstab Hangs Boot Process
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-04-16 22:22 EDT by mark
Modified: 2011-06-27 11:39 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: nfs-utils-1:1.2.2-2.fc13
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 11:39:56 EDT
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Description mark 2010-04-16 22:22:47 EDT
Description of problem:
Installed F13 Beta on new partition. Everything booted correctly. When I added the following line to /etc/fstab and rebooted then the system hangs at "Mounting nfs filesystems". /media/SIMPLESHARE nfs defaults 0 0

However, Using F12 the fstab line above does mount the nfs filesystem correctly.

Also, I am able to manually mount the filesystem in F13 Beta with the following command:
mount -t nfs /media/SIMPLESHARE

So something seems to be going wrong during boot.

How reproducible:
Every time the system is booted, it hangs if there's a nfs filesystem that's trying to be mounted via /etc/fstab

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add an entry that mounts an nfs filesystem in /etc/fstab
2. Reboot
Actual results:
System hangs.

Expected results:
System mounts nfs filesystem and boots properly.

Disable nfs mount line in /etc/fstab (but had to do that from my other os, F12, since I couldn't boot into F13)
Comment 1 Dan 2010-06-02 12:12:27 EDT
Just wanted to add I see this problem on the released F13 and did not see it on F12.  My system eventually boots, it just takes a while for the NFS mount to timeout.  I've tried adding bg,timeo=14 in /etc/fstab for the NFS entry to let it be mounted in the background with no success.
Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2010-06-04 10:54:38 EDT
Now that F-13 is released... is thies still happening? If so what
version nfs-utils are you using (i.e. rpm -q nfs-utils)
Comment 3 Dan 2010-06-04 14:00:56 EDT
I actually found a solution.  

In network Manager, I selected the option to let the wireless connection be used by all users.  I think this let the network come up automatically, so now the NFS mount happens at boot instead of timing out.  I can look up the version of nfs-utils later.  I am using the latest available in Fedora 13.

I would still expect to not see this happen if the network doesn't come up for some reason.  The options that nfs suggests to add to fstab didn't solve the problem.
Comment 4 mark 2010-06-05 13:45:21 EDT
Yes this still happens in full release of F13.  Interestingly, this same problem used to happen in Ubuntu 9.10, but F12 worked.  Now, Ubuntu 10.04 mounts the nfs external drive (connected wirelessly) properly, while F13 doesn't.
Comment 5 Rudd-O DragonFear 2010-06-16 16:20:34 EDT
Still happens on Fedora 13.  The bg mount option is not respected in the fstab options field.
Comment 6 Rudd-O DragonFear 2010-06-16 16:22:31 EDT
It does say "mount.nfs4: backgrounding..." after one minute or so.  But that's not the expected behavior -- if the filesystem is to be mounted on boot as a background mount, then I would expect it to be mounted properly in the background when the machine boots.

Every time I power up my machine at work, it's the same problem, since the NFS server is not here.
Comment 7 Rudd-O DragonFear 2010-06-16 16:24:15 EDT
fwiw, I see in the process list:

/sbin/mount.nfs4 /var/shared -o rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,users,_netdev,bg

It is *okay* if /etc/init.d/netfs does this on boot.  It just should be done as a background process altogether.
Comment 8 Steve Dickson 2010-10-15 18:25:49 EDT
I'm able to reproduce this with a fully updated F13 machine... 

Anybody have a clue as to how I can reproduce this?
Comment 9 Steve Dickson 2010-10-15 18:49:49 EDT
Here latest release


Please down load test to see if you are still able to see this problem

Comment 10 mark 2010-10-15 22:06:56 EDT
Problem is Fixed!

After manually mounting my nfs nas share for months, I recently decided to uncomment my mounting line in /etc/fstab and now my computer doesn't hang while booting and mounts correctly once the wireless connection starts.

Obviously I don't know which update fixed the problem for me, but I'm currently running a fully update F13 computer with "nfs-utils-1:1.2.2-2.fc13" installed.
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