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Re: Emacs Hangs on Filesystem Operations on Stale NFS

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Emacs Hangs on Filesystem Operations on Stale NFS
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:01:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

On Jun 11 2018, Alexander Shukaev <address@hidden> wrote:

> I initiated a discussion back in 2015 [1] about fragility of Emacs in
> terms of filesystem operations on stale NFS.  No solution actually came
> out of this discussion.  I still find this issue very disruptive.  Yet
> another example would be `recentf-cleanup' which is in my case triggered
> on Emacs start up, when the file comes from stale NFS, the corresponding
> `file-readable-p' down the stack will hang indefinitely, and there would
> be no way to unfreeze it apart from issuing 'kill -9' to that Emacs
> instance.  Don't you people find it unacceptable for the daily usage?

How is that a bug in Emacs if you have stale NFS mounts?


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