SUMMARY: Stale File Handle

From: Chuck Uretzky (wbbart!
Date: Thu Sep 01 1994 - 21:28:19 CDT

I original question was:

I have a problem that I can't seem to resolve. In the past I have had
stale file handles and with a re-exportfs on the serving workstation
the problem usually cleared up. I currently have a system that keeps
giving me the following no matter what I do.

# mount /home/wbbart1
mount: wbbart:/export/home1 on /home/wbbart1: Stale NFS file handle
mount: giving up on:

I have rebooted both systems and I get the same problem when they come
back up. I have other workstations on the network that are mounting
the file system with no problems.

I received three (3) responses.

try removing all files under /etc/sm and /etc/sm.bak on BOTH
systems and then reboot them. let me know whether this works
or doesn't work

You might want to try doing a:

        rm -r /etc/sm /etc/sm.bak

and then rebooting the offending work station.

If that does not work try doing the rm on both the workstation and
server and rebooting both, although I suspect the workstation should be
enough since other workstations are mounting the file system okay.

Try doing a kill -HUP <PID> on the rpc.mountd process on the server machine.
What this does is waken the process. This seems to be a bug, but doing this
works for me.

I tried the above and neither worked. The only thing that did work was
to rename the system. This is not acceptable so I am still looking for
a solution.

Thanks to the following:

Jesse Adam
Larry Chin

Charles A. Uretzky
Dept. ND44010P0
AT&T Commvault, Eatontown, N.J.
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