15 November, 2018

Use Autofs on Rocks cluster to add NFS mounts

Ordinarily I use “static” references in /etc/fstab to mount NFS shares to a server. Doing this on a Rocks Cluster however is a bit “hacky” and adapting every node can be automated by using rocks run host however there is a alternative way. (not sure if its better 😉 ) but Rocks uses Autofs to load NFS […]

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09 August, 2018

rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. Centos 6

Got this error : mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. mount.nfs: Either use ‘-o nolock’ to keep locks local, or start statd. mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified You forgot the rpcbind service ! yum install rpcbind service rpcbind start chkconfig rpcbind on Glad to help 😉

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04 August, 2017

NFS server : increase worker threads

I have some NFS servers (read: the main function is to store data and share it over NFS) to maintain and mostly they simply work (like everything in Linux). Most variables have been battle tested for … well forever. So rarely do you need to check on the best trade-off. Well enter the NFS thread […]

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17 April, 2017

nfsd stats explained : /proc/net/rpc/nfsd

One of those things I never spend much time on was reading about NFS. There is no need for it, it just kinda works out the box. Most of the time that is. The headache starts when it stops working, or pushes your cluster to a grind. One of the first resources you will find […]

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13 July, 2015

mount read only nfs

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