[systemd-devel] [PATCH] nfs.man: document incompatibility between "bg" option and systemd.

Steve Dickson SteveD at RedHat.com
Wed Jun 7 19:48:04 UTC 2017

On 06/07/2017 08:02 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Wed, 07.06.17 06:08, Steve Dickson (SteveD at RedHat.com) wrote:
>> On 06/06/2017 05:49 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 06 2017, Steve Dickson wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> On 05/29/2017 06:19 PM, NeilBrown wrote:
>>>>> Systemd does not, and will not, support "bg" correctly.
>>>>> It has other, better, ways to handle "background" mounting.
>>>> The only problem with this is bg mounts still work at least
>>>> up to 4.11 kernel... 
>>> I don't think this is correct.
>>> In the default configuration, "mount -t nfs -o bg ...."
>>> runs for longer than 90 seconds, so systemd kill it.
>> I must be missing something... it seems to be working for me
>> # mount -vvv -o bg rhel7srv:/home/tmp /mnt/tmp
>> mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'bg,vers=4.1,addr=,clientaddr='
>> mount.nfs: mount(2): Connection refused
>> mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'bg,addr='
>> mount.nfs: prog 100003, trying vers=3, prot=6
>> mount.nfs: trying prog 100003 vers 3 prot TCP port 2049
>> mount.nfs: portmap query failed: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused
>> mount.nfs: backgrounding "rhel7srv:/home/tmp"
>> mount.nfs: mount options: "rw,bg"
> We are talking about mounts done through /etc/fstab, i.e. the ones
> systemd actually manages.
I guess I was not clear... After adding a bg mount to fstab and
reboot, mounting a server that is not up, there is a mount in
background that looks like 

# ps ax | grep mount
 1104 ?        Ss     0:00 /sbin/mount.nfs nfssrv:/home/tmp /mnt/tmp -o rw,bg

Looking at the remote-fs.target status:

# systemctl status remote-fs.target 
* remote-fs.target - Remote File Systems
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/remote-fs.target; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active since Tue 2017-06-06 12:36:51 EDT; 12min ago
     Docs: man:systemd.special(7)

Jun 06 12:36:51 f26.boston.devel.redhat.com systemd[1]: Reached target Remote File Systems.

It appears to be successful 


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