Subject: Re: NFS unmounting problem
To: Johnny Billquist <>
From: walt <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/17/2003 10:07:15
Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Geoff Wing wrote:
>>walt <> typed:
>>: I'm unable to unmount NFS mounts... 

>>: Anyway, 'mount' shows NFS mounts like this:
>>: otherbox:/ on /mnt/ type nfs
>>: Note the trailing / after the mount directory.  This apparently screws
>>: things up for umount, which claims that /mnt isn't mounted.  This is
>>: correct, of course, since /mnt/ is the one that is mounted, not /mnt .

>>Use the -R option: ``umount -R /mnt/''
> Good suggestion. Let us know how it works out.

Perfect!  Exactly what I needed (the manpage for umount  ;-)

However, the next question:  are you guys seeing the same thing?  And
if so, does this seem like a bug to you?  (Does to me.)

Thanks for the advice!