acess log over nfs hanging

Anton Yuzhaninov citrin at
Tue Feb 11 09:30:25 UTC 2014

On 02/07/14 20:28, Jader H. Silva wrote:
> It seems that when some processes are running in the nfs server, the share won't
> allow writing for some time and I noticed all nginx workers in status D and not
> processing requests.

I general it is a bad idea to write logs over NFS instead local HDD.

If you need central log store across many servers:
- write logs locally
- rotate as often as need (SIGUSR1)
- copy logs to cental log server (rsync is handy for this, but other methods are 

> Are all access.log writes blocking?

yes, blocking

> If my nfs server shutdown in an unexpected
> way, will nginx stop proxying requests to the backend or responses to the client?

yes, will stop

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