Subject: problems unmounting an apparently non-busy filesystem
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/09/2001 15:07:10
Does anyone know if there are any hidden reasons why a filesystem would
be marked busy even when nothing is apparently using it?
I have a filesystem I'd like to unmount and newfs but the kernel's
refusing to allow me to do it:
# umount /altroot
unmount: /altroot: Device busy
Nothing is using the filesystem:
# fstat -f /altroot
USER CMD PID FD MOUNT INUM MODE SZ|DV R/W
(why does fstat print the report header when there's no output?)
I did just successfully unmount another non-busy filesystem, so the
whole kernel's not hosed....
The only unique things about this filesystem vs. the one that was
successfully unmounted are: a) that it was previously underneath
another mount point (/altroot/var), the filesystem that successfully
unmounted) and; b) it was previously exported via NFS.
FYI this system is running NetBSD/i386-1.5T from 2001/03/24 sources.
On a mostly un-related note, why does mountd not discover remote mounts
after it has been restarted?
# showmount -a
All mount points on localhost:
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