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Old 09-04-2003, 12:55 AM   #1
shanenin
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stopping NFS statd FAILED


I am running redhat9. I am getting this error when shutting down my system.

stopping NFS statd FAILED

The problem started right after I added the bootloader lilo, before that I was booting by floppy.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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I have the same problem in Mandrake 9.1. I was switching between text mode login and the graphical login when I noticed the the shutdown Failure.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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Well, this is not a big problem as such.

You get the error - stopping NFS statd FAILED - because a kill signal is sent to all services including the NFS service when shutting down the system. However, since NFS is not running, it fails to stop the service and hence shows the error message.

To check if NFS is running or not, just give the following command logged in as root

service nfs status

This will display whether NFS is running or not.

Post again if you have further queries

Regards,

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Old 12-05-2003, 12:40 PM   #4
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just to add in for your knowledge

You would be aware that there are the following runlevels in linux

0 - Shutdown
1 - Single User Mode
2 - Multi User without NFS
3 - Multi User with NFS
4 - Unused
5 - X-Window (GUI)
6 - Reboot

Now, there are services which are started at the time of boot. All these scripts reside in

/etc/rc.d/init.d/

Further, every run level has some specific services running. So lets suppose that if you switch your run level from 3 to 5, there will be some services that will be started when you enter runlevel 5 , and some services that wll be stopped when you enter runlevel 5.

each of these run-levels has a corresponding directory

/etc/rc.d/rc0.d for runlevel 0
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d for runlevel 1
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d for runlevel 2
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d for runlevel 3
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d for runlevel 4
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d for runlevel 5
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d for runlevel 6

Whenever you boot in a particular run level, scripts in its corresponding directory are executed. The files in rcX.d directories are basically links to the scripts in the directory /etc/rc.d/init.d/

Thus, a file beginning with an 'S' means that a particular service will be started...whereas a file name beginning with 'K' means the service will be killed in that particular run-level.

for example

Skudzu - means start the kudzu service
Knfsd - means kill the NFS service

So in every run level, some services will be killed and some new services will be started, and the remaining that are common to both runlevels will keep running.

You should have a look at the above directories for more information.

regards,

amit
 
Old 12-05-2003, 01:46 PM   #5
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thanks, I made the post above about three months ago. Redhat is long gone. I still appreciate your help.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 03:22 PM   #6
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Ahhh!! I got it. I know why its doing it now.
Now I have a new question. Is it really nessesary to have NFS running at all if I'm not file sharing on my network?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 03:33 PM   #7
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ya you can turn it off, and that will aliviate your error. In the redhat menu, I think their is somthing called network services. you need to uncheck nfslock, the stopping NFS statd FAILED error will go away.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 08:32 AM   #8
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Hi...

To prevent NFS from starting at all during the boot time, you can do the following:

log-in as root and give the command

ntsysv

Deselect NFS and NFSLOCK from the list that appears before you. From next time, they will not be started at boot time.

Regards,

amit
 
  


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