Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2021 17:18:33 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=260764 Bug ID: 260764 Summary: Feature request: Control over NFS bg timeout Product: Base System Version: Unspecified Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Some People Priority: --- Component: kern Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org Scenario: HPC clusters have a head node responsible for managing resources on compute nodes and often serving as a login node, from which jobs are submitted. The head node is usually the first node booted since it runs services on which other nodes depend, but also needs access to file servers, which are booted later. Mounting file servers with the "bg" option in fstab allows the head node to complete a boot while other nodes are down, but only after a 60+ second delay as it waits for the mount to time out. I have worked around this by using "noauto" instead of "bg", and using a cron job to mount file servers. This avoids delays in booting, but is messy. It would be cleaner if there were a way to reduce the timeout for mounting with "bg" to a few seconds when the server is not responding. This would also be helpful in other situations where NFS servers need to be cross mounted. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.