NFS async export option

Brendan Heading brendanheading at
Tue Feb 20 16:33:09 CST 2007

Gordon Henderson wrote:

> It used to be the default on Debian until "sarge"...
> There is the possibiltiy that should the server crash you might lose 
> more data than you would normally. (ie. data waiting to be written to 
> disk) If this is acceptable to you (is it to me for nearly all my 
> servers) then it's well worth the speed-up...


Thanks. I have recently reorganized our servers such that this one is 
used only for NFS and some other minor userspace services, so the 
probability of a crash is relatively minimal. I might just take the risk.

Has anyone on the list had any bad experiences with this ?



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