NFS stale file handle

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Jun 19 13:21:17 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 03:53:22PM -0400, synrat wrote:
> How do I troubleshoot this in BSD ?
> I know is Solaris lsofing and killing the process that
> holds the mount helps. Supposedly, manually editing /etc/mnttab should
> work too. How do I solve the same problem in BSD ?

fstat(1) will allow you to identify processes with open file
descriptors or working directories on the partition in question.  Kill
those processes, and you should then be able to unmount the FS.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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