Stale NFS file handle
- NFS client: atmmfs10-s (Solaris 8 2/02)
- NFS server: atmmfs50-s (Solaris 8 2/02)
- Remote file system: /clearcase/vob_storage01
- Local mount point: /tmp/mnt
In this example, attempting to mount the remote file system resulted in a Stale NFS file handle error.
- snoop output:
atmmfs10-s -> atmmfs50-s NFS C FSINFO3 FH=CAD4 atmmfs50-s -> atmmfs10-s NFS R FSINFO3 Stale NFS file handle
- truss output:
mount("atmmfs50-s:/clearcase/vob_storage01", "/tmp/mnt", MS_DATA|MS_OPTIONSTR, "nfs3", 0x0002CC00, 76) Err#151 ESTALE
Although I first suspected an NFS client problem because the file system was listed in /etc/mnttab but couldn't be unmounted, unsharing and resharing the file system on the NFS server fixed the problem.