SUMMARY: stale nfs mounts

From: Ray Pengelly <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 2004 - 08:14:00 EST
The problem was fixed in the end by a reboot.

I tried to remove the entry from /etc/mnttab but to no avail. After the
reboot it came back up. I was fortunate I could take this machine offline
for a couple of minutes.



>I have a stale nfs mount that I can't seem to get rid of. I've tried "fuser
/file" and it comes back with no user. This was an autofs mount. I've tried
stopping autofs and trying to unmount but nothing. >The folder the share is
mounted on has changed to a file and anytime you try to open the file or
look at its attributes it comes back with "stale nfs mount"

>How can I delete this file?


Ray Pengelly

Computing Support Technologist

Centre for Neuroscience Studies/

CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems

Queen's University
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Received on Tue Jan 27 08:13:55 2004

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