freeBSD nullfs together nfs and "silly rename"

Leon Meßner l.messner at
Wed Jun 2 15:55:10 UTC 2010

nevermind.. resend and forgot to change the addressee. If anyone has an
idea i would of course still be grateful.


On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 01:50:33PM +0200, Leon Meßner wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this is not the wrong list to ask. Didn't get any answers on
> -questions.
> When you try to do the following inside a nullfs mounted directory,
> where the nullfs origin is itself mounted via nfs you get an error:
> # foo 
> # tail -f foo& 
> # rm -f foo 
> tail: foo: Stale NFS file handle
> # fg
> This is really a problem when running services inside jails and using
> NFS as storage. As of [2] it looks like this problem is known for a
> while. On a normal NFS mount this does not happen as "silly renaming"
> [1] works there (producing nasty little .nfsXXXX files).
> TIA,
> Leon
> [1]
> [2],v rev:

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