On Thu, 18 May 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> Er, but the application open()s a file on an NFS filesystem.
ok that's between the client and the kernels VFS layer.
> If the NFS
> filesystem is trashed, and the kernel knows it
which kernel? the server or client?
> (as in, if the file on the
> NFS file in question is deleted or moved), then it'll return a "state NFS
> filehandle" error.
uhmm.. no. AFAIK the server can invalidate the filehandle next time the
client tries to use it. continious stale file handle messages is [afaik]
where a client persists in presenting an old file handle.
but these are nfs internals, i'm way out of my depth. dave airlie might be
able to speak authoratively about this.. :) all i wanted to do was suggest
that the guy reboot the client machine, as ime that's where the problem is
most likely to be.
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