Why does the command 'df' hang on a RHEL NFS client when the NFS server is unavailable?

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Issue

  • Why does the command df hang on a NFS client when the NFS server is unavailable?
  • df -h output hangs, and upon investigation it is found that nfs file systems got stale

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • NFS Client

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