AIX: mounting filesystems
Posted on 2001-07-03
I have an annoying startup problem. We are running all kinds of AIX 4s (4.1.5 - 4.3.3). AT startup we are mounting a couple of filesystems (one of the entries from /etc/filesystems:
dev = "/home/ep1/cron_reposit"
vfs = nfs
nodename = earth
mount = true
options = bg,hard,intr,timeo=3,retry=3
account = false
Now although we are setting the timeout and the retry value for the mount, it takes always 10 minutes or so for each filesystem that is not available. Because of our strange configuration (no automount, local build directories) a restart of the servers after a power outage takes veeeeery long, since the clients we have to mount are not up yet.
Does anybody have a clue how to fix that problem?
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