Re: service directory on NFS-mounted filesystem

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:23:23 +0100

> Hi, folks. Does anyone see any problem with storing full service
> directories, including logs and supervise fifos, on NFS-mounted
> filesystems? It appears to work fine in my trials, but I'm curious if
> anyone else has any experience with this, and knows if there are any
> gotchas I might face down the road. Thanks.

  Hi Jamie,

  Don't do it.
  The point of NFS is to share a part of the filesystem across several
computers. A supervised service is local to a machine; service
directories store local information. Things such as service PID and
lock file cannot be shared. (Even if NFS locking works, you don't want
to prevent a service from starting up on a machine because the same
service is already up on another.)

  Keep local information on local filesystems.

Received on Tue Sep 17 2013 - 04:23:23 UTC

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