Re: SUMMARY: NFS mounting /var/spool/mail && file locking

From: Casper H.S. Dik (
Date: Sat Oct 03 1992 - 13:02:49 CDT (Alan Thew) writes:

>In article <>,
>(Eduardo Rodriguez) says:
>>> So, how do you mount your mail spool -- soft, intr, or what?
>>intr. In soft it's easy to lost data (when NFS problems).
>I'd *like* to use intr since a hard mount is so much hassle. How many
>people out there using intr without any problems?

Intr is not the opposite of hard. We have all our nfs mounted
filesystems mounted hard. All nfs filesystems mounted r/w should
be mounted hard or lots of things will break at random moments.
all of these filesystems are also mounted intr, this gives users the
choice: shall I wait or shall I hit interrupt.

De mail spool is mounted with noac (i.e., no attribute caching).
Overall, I think this setup gives the least problems.


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