NFS client freezes when NFS server system loses connection
I have a few servers on a LAN where I share out the /scratch folder on each via NFS-server,
and on each server using NFS-client I mount the other's scratch folders.
Problem arises when any one of the servers goes down, for example a reboot.
When an NFS-server is down, if cannot log in to any other system which is an NFS-client to that server.
- an SSH connection to the NFS-client system can be established successfully,
- you can enter your username and password,
- but after entering your password you never get a prompt and the SSH connection is frozen.
- After however long if the NFS-server system finally becomes available, you will get the prompt and be able to use that SSH connection.