Subject: Re: problems unmounting an apparently non-busy filesystem
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 04/09/2001 13:20:23
firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> [ On , April 9, 2001 at 13:06:40 (-0700), Chris G. Demetriou wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: problems unmounting an apparently non-busy filesystem
> > For things like this, i often find that a culprit is a device alias.
> Indeed there's been a full /altroot/dev directory on that partition, however
however what? 8-)
> > I'm not sure what circumstances, exactly, trigger the problem, but i
> > occasionally run into it when e.g. making file system images which
> > contain device nodes.
> How do you find it?
usually, when i recognize the symptoms (basically, a vnd that i just
created and populated has a busy file system when i bloody well _know_
that it shouldn't be busy), i just umount -f the file system.
"pstat -v" may help.