SETUP:
I have a home network connected via 802.11b to a cable router hooked into
the world. One is a home-built desktop box on a 133 bus, 1GB RAM, 2 40GB HDDs. The
other is a Micron Transport ZX notebook. Both operate on RH8, 2.4.18-14. The
desktop serves NFS [cat /etc/exports = /mnt/hd2/toons/mp3
micron(rw,root_squash)]. The microns mounts "desktop:/mnt/hd2/toons/mp3
/nfs nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr"

I bought myself a new stereo with W.A.T (Wireless Audio Transfer) for Xmas
the other day and I played a few songs on the micron (XMMS). When I
logged out and shutdown the Micron, the logout messages reported no
errors, but the hdd on the desktop was thrashing for a moment. The next
morning when I did an "ls /mnt/hd2/toons/mp3" it replied "0 files" !! (
An examination of "var log messages reported nothing funny when the micron
umounted the file system at shutdown, logdump for the relevant times on
micron shows:
Dec 18 19:26:55 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Dec 18 19:27:01 localhost automount[577]: starting automounter version 3.1.7, path = /nfs, maptype = file, mapname = /etc/auto.nfs
Dec 18 19:27:12 localhost nfs: Starting NFS services: succeeded
Dec 18 19:27:12 localhost nfs: rpc.rquotad startup succeeded
Dec 18 19:27:12 localhost kernel: Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
Dec 18 19:27:12 localhost nfs: rpc.nfsd startup succeeded
Dec 18 19:27:13 localhost nfs: rpc.mountd startup succeeded
Dec 18 21:46:14 localhost nfs: rpc.mountd shutdown succeeded
Dec 18 21:46:18 localhost kernel: nfsd: last server has exited
Dec 18 21:46:18 localhost kernel: nfsd: unexporting all filesystems
Dec 18 21:46:18 localhost nfs: nfsd shutdown succeeded
Dec 18 21:46:18 localhost nfs: rpc.rquotad shutdown succeeded
Dec 18 21:46:18 localhost nfs: Shutting down NFS services: succeeded
Dec 18 21:46:34 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd shutdown succeeded

logdump on desktop:
Dec 18 17:51:56 localhost exportfs[847]: No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export "micron:/mnt/hd2/toons/mp3". Assuming default behaviour ('sync'). NOTE: this default has changed from previous versions
Dec 18 17:51:56 localhost exportfs: exportfs: No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export "micron:/mnt/hd2/toons/mp3".
Dec 18 19:41:50 localhost rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request from micron:741 for /mnt/hd2/toons/mp3 (/mnt/hd2/toons/mp3)
Dec 18 21:46:08 localhost rpc.mountd: authenticated unmount request from micron:695 for /mnt/hd2/toons/mp3 (/mnt/hd2/toons/mp3)

Can anybody figure out what might have happened? I've googled this to
death with no joy. Are there any other log files that need to be
examined? Did I export/mount the files correctly? Is it possible the files still exist somewhere (ext3)? Any advice appreciated
as well as tips on how to avoid this in the future would be great.

PS: Is it better to create links to the files (in a separate directory)
and then export/mount the separate directory? Inquiring minds want to
know...

TIA and Happy Holidays,

B-