Re: [RFC:PATCH 3.1.0] do_mount: Add mount retry option for nfs root mount.

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On 01/25/2012 04:50 PM, Srinivas KANDAGATLA wrote:
> From: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@xxxxxx>
> 
> This patch adds mountretry kernel parameter for nfs root mount.
> mount retry indicates the number of times nfs root mount attempts to be
> made before giving up. If this option is not specified, the default
> value of 3 retries is used.
> 

If the system is set to have root on NFS. And the root is not found
what does it do? does it Just bums out with a recovery console?

So what better options does it have other then retry for ever. die?

I always thought that was inconsistent. With an hard mount NFS
will never give up and will retry for ever freezing all IOers until
the server came back. Only with root-mount it gives up.

Please explain what is the benefits of giving up at all. Can a machine
be at all usable without it's root? 

Thanks
Boaz
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