1.90. nfs-utils

1.90.1. RHBA-2011:0125: bug fix and enhancement update

An enhanced nfs-utils package that fixes various bugs and provides an enhancement is now available.
The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS (Network File System) server and related tools, which provides better performance than the traditional Linux NFS server. This package also contains the mount.nfs, umount.nfs and showmount programs. Showmount queries the mount daemon on a remote host for information about the NFS server on the remote host. For example, showmount can display the clients which are mounted on that host
This updated nfs-utils package includes fixes for the following bugs:
* NFS mount options could be lost when mounting with the "bg" option. This occurred, due to an incorrect behavior, if the first try_mount() attempt failed. With this update, the failure of try_mount() is handled correctly and the mount options are preserved. ( BZ#529370)
* The rpc.statd and rpc.mountd deamons could be using the same UDP port. With this update, the problem occurs no longer. ( BZ#541892)
In addition, this updated nfs-utils package provides the following enhancement:
* The nfsiostat and mountstats scripts were added. ( BZ#648529)
All users of nfs-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues and provides this enhancement.

1.90.2. RHBA-2011:0011: bug fix update

An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel Network File System (NFS) server, and related tools such as the mount.nfs, umount.nfs, and showmount programs.
This update fixes the following bug:
* Previously, the rpc.statd and rpc.mountd daemons could under circumstances use the same UDP port, because the SO_REUSEADDR option is used for the for UDP socket. This update resolves this issue and the daemons no longer use the same UDP port. ( BZ#648822)
All nfs-utils users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

1.90.3. RHBA-2010:0604: bug fix update

An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a bug that presented in some circumstances when NFS file system mounts were attempted in the background is now available.
The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel Network File System (NFS) server, and related tools such as the mount.nfs, umount.nfs, and showmount programs.
This updated package fixes the following bug:
* when an Network File System (NFS) client attempts to mount an NFS exported file system the try_mount() function is called once and two variables -- mount_opts and extra_opts -- are setup to handle any options sent with the mount command. One option -- bg -- sets the command to fork and continue attempting to mount the file system in the background should the initial attempt fail. In some circumstances, when the bg option was used and the initial call to try_mount() failed, options set in the extra_opts variable were lost when the try_mount() function was called again. This update fixes this: using the bg option now works as expected, with all specified and default options honored when an NFS export is mounted in the background. ( BZ#614491)
All nfs-utils users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.