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Old 09-14-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Question Mounting NFS File Systems using /etc/fstab

Hi all,

I have a small question.

In this

The syntax for mounting NFS on client machine, syntax is
server:/usr/local/pub    /pub   nfs    rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr
I could not figure out what is timeo=14.
As to my knowledge, timeout option is used in autofs.

Pls someone throw some light on it.

Thanks in adv.
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See the man page of nfs:

timeo=n The value in tenths of a second before sending the first retransmission after an RPC timeout. The default value
is 7 tenths of a second. After the first timeout, the timeout is doubled after each successive timeout until a
maximum timeout of 60 seconds is reached or the enough retransmissions have occured to cause a major timeout.
Then, if the filesystem is hard mounted, each new timeout cascade restarts at twice the initial value of the pre-
vious cascade, again doubling at each retransmission. The maximum timeout is always 60 seconds. Better overall
performance may be achieved by increasing the timeout when mounting on a busy network, to a slow server, or
through several routers or gateways.
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