Does anybody know a way around the following problem....
When a machine has NFS mounts and the remote machine goes down
many programs such as the C-shell (not the bash shell) try to
stat or lstat the directories below it, I suppose to find out
the current path. The problem is that when it tries to stat
the remote mount it hangs waiting for the remote machine to
respond. There are a number of questions....
Is there a way to stop programs like the Cshell doing this?
Is there a way to umount the unresponsive mount without killing
all processes associated with that directory or rebooting the
Can the umount be forced?
If the directory is automounted, can the automounter do this
This problem of statting unnecessarily is also annoying because
I think it probably stops the directory being unmounted automatically
when not being used, because if it gets statted then I would have
thought that it would reset the automount timeout of a mount.
Thomas Lucas - Systems Support/Computer Officer.
Computer Science Department, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.