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

Steve Dickson SteveD at RedHat.com
Thu Jun 8 20:34:05 UTC 2017

On 06/07/2017 12:08 PM, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2017 at 06:04:12AM -0400, Steve Dickson wrote:
>> # ps ax | grep mount
>>   980 ?        Ss     0:00 /sbin/mount.nfs nfssrv:/home/tmp /mnt/tmp -o rw,bg
> Right, but I think we also need to see a "systemctl status
> remote-fs.target", or something, to verify whether that's the forked
> background process or just the foreground process that's still hanging
> up some part of the boot process (even though it's gotten far enough
> along that you can log in--unless logins aren't permitted till remote
> fs's are mounted, I don't know.)
It succeeds... 

# 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 systemd[1]: Reached target Remote File Systems.

The reason being, as Neil pointed out, the mount.nfs gets the 
ECONNREFUSED right away because the server is down. So a
child is quickly forked that continues to try the mount... 
Basically sneaking around systemd back... Which is hard
to do... these day 8-)  


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