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Old 04-19-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Cannot unmount NFS if filesystem.

I have a NFS mounted to a Solaris box. If I lose connection to that system I cannot umount the filesystem on my Redhat box. Any time I try to do anything with the filesystem, even just ls, it locks up the shell. I can issue a umount -f command and that will unfreeze all of the shells, but I get a "device busy" message. After that if I try to do anything on that filesystem it freezes again, and the circle continues. Is there anything "stronger" that umount -f?

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umount -l

(that is lower case 'ell', not 'one')

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Old 04-19-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
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what about an NFS service restart or a mount -a? Does that work?


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