[mythtv-users] OT: NFS - Anyone seen a problem like this

Gavin Haslett gavin at nodecaf.net
Fri Aug 19 14:49:57 UTC 2005

Could be due to networking problems in general. Have you checked you port speed and duplex settings to ensure they're compatible with your switch/hub? Auto/Auto is often a PITA (dependent on hardware), I usually force all my equipment to 100/Full... but I also have a good quality switch that defaults to 100/Full.

Otherwise, you could try to add the options "soft,bg" to the mount point. That should background reconnect NFS mounts if they become disconnected. Might help.

-----Original Message-----
From:	mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Michael J. Lynch
Sent:	Fri 8/19/2005 7:54 AM
To:	Discussion about mythtv
Subject:	[mythtv-users] OT:  NFS - Anyone seen a problem like this
I realize that this question doesn't have much at all to do with
Myth proper, but when it occurs it's always when I'm watching a

The problem is the playback will freeze.  There is no response
from the keyboard or mouse.  If I switch to a different VT, top
show's a pretty much idle processor.  Since I can't get out of
playback, I kill off mythfrontend, but still no response.  Finally,
I killed off everything on VT7 (X) and I eventually got a login
prompt on it.

Login works but hangs when bringing up network services.  Finally,
I unmount the NFS video share and remount then everything starts
working again.

My set up is backend running FC2 on AMD 3200++.  Frontend running
FC2 on P3 733Mhz.  Both using Myth 0.17.

I don't really think this problem has anything to do with Myth.  I
was wondering if anyone else has ever seen a problem like this with
NFS.  Is there an NFS option I could try that might help.  One
other note, I don't have to do anything to the backend machine to
make playback work again.

Anyway, thanks for any thoughts anyone may have on the subject.

Michael J. Lynch

What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about -- author unknown

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