Subject: "umount -f" and NFS mounts
To: None <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1998 15:40:52
So, is there any reason why I can't do a "umount -f" on an NFS mount,
when there are no processes using the mount (according to fstat), if
the entity on the other end of the mount is not responding?

In this case, I've got an amd process that's normally on the other end
of a mount at /cdrom.  I kill amd, and then try to "umount -f /cdrom"
so I can restart amd.  Shouldn't this work?  What am I missing?


Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"