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Why is setting low timeo and retrans along with soft or hard mount options for NFS share within TCP protocol not recommended? (Doc ID 2562583.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.2 to Oracle Linux 7.6 [Release OL5U2 to OL7U6]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Goal

Why is setting time out & retransmit options with hard or soft mount options using the tcp protocol not recommended for NFS, such as in the below example?:
E.g.

1.1.1.1:/share /share (rw,bg,soft,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,tcp,actimeo=0,vers=3,timeo=2,retrans=1)

 

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