Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 787776
RHEL6.1 - Netfs fails to unmount unreachable NFS filesystems
Last modified: 2014-04-02 14:45:26 EDT
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Description of the problem:
The netfs service fails to unmount NFS filesystems when the NFS server is unreachable.
The system hangs on shutdown.
Reproducible for RHEL 6.1 systems using NFS filesystems.
initscripts version: initscripts-9.03.23-1.el6.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir /mnt/mountpoint
2. mount nfsserver:/path /mnt/mountpoint
3. initiate traffic to mount (large file copy)
4. /etc/init.d/network stop
5. /etc/init.d/netfs stop
6. wait indefinately, the netfs stop never completes.
7. in another terminal shutdown the system, 'shutdown -ry now'
netfs will hang while attempting to unmount the NFS filesystem.
Then, if a shutdown is issued, it also hangs during;
Unmounting NFS filesystems: umount.nfs: /NFS: device is busy
umount.nfs: /NFS: device is busy [FAILED]
netfs should unmount the NFS filesystem.
shutdown should shutdown the system.
Moving to psmisc; ideally, fuser would not hang in this case.
We can't check the umount return without screenscraping, and that's not very
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I am really clueless what we could do here. lazy umount leads to hangs in the kernel, normal umount leads to hangs in netfs. I am reassigning to nfs-utils, since that is owner of umount.nfs. Maybe they can figure some solution there
*** Bug 843526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
NFS unmounts will hang when the server is not reachable. The is by
design to ensure all data is flushed back to the server, when it comes
back up. There is nothing umount.nfs can do in this situation.