Subject: Re: input/output error on NFS mounted directory
To: None <>
From: TATEOKA Takamichi <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/20/2001 23:33:52
From: Ruibiao Qiu <>
> I got errors when I tried to mount and use a NFS mounted dirtory.
> It shows as mounted in `mount`, but I cant access it.
> # mount -a
> ...
> exec: mount_nfs -b -P server:/pkgsrc /usr/pkgsrc
> mount: statfs /usr/pkgsrc: Input/output error
> What causes the problem?  Thanks

  Do you (root == nobody) have proper access permission for the mount
directory on the server?

  Any file access, includes statfs and chdir, requires access
permission, and root has very limited permission (== nobody on most
systems) over NFS.