Tag: timeout

Network filesystem timeout settings

Network filesystem timeout settings

Network disruptions are always happening, network filesystems on different OS have different behaviors.


During Synology disk migration and SSD cache reconfiguration, my Fedora 34 on iSCSI mounted NFS disk kept hanging, I checked the default NFS mount options, then found that it was using hard option with out intr as below, on /kvm type nfs4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,vers=4.1,rsize=131072,wsize=131072,namlen=255,hard,proto=tcp,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=sys,clientaddr=,local_lock=none,addr=

I think maybe this is giving the factor of hanging.


After I changed NFS setting to soft, I suddenly realized that my iSCSI used by Fedora OS might not able to handle interupt as well, not sure whether iSCSI got similar options.

Samba on MacOS

My MacOS also got issue on samba filesystem, always disconnected after communication dropped, but my Windows machine has no such issue.


What are the differences between hard mount and soft mount?