[mythtv-users] Stale NFS file handle - an epiphany

Will Dormann wd at pobox.com
Thu Mar 31 15:01:22 UTC 2005

David wrote:
> I was surprised - I'm not sure how deleting a file twice could cause NFS
> stale file handles...
> I'd suggest the lirc/delete could be a mis-diagnosis on your part Will,
> I think that this could be more of an NFS problem.

Perhaps.   I'm still not convinced that it's *not* the problem, but 
FWIW, I have been unable to manually do a "double delete" with my keyboard.

> What kernel version and filessystems are you using? (I'm assuming a
> remote backend so f/e and b/e)
> There were several odd xfs/nfs interactions around 2.6.6-2.6.10 that are
> now resolved in 2.6.11
> Are you using automount?

My NFS server is running 2.6.9 with NFSv3
The filesystem for my store is indeed xfs.

My mythfrontend and mythbackend are both in the same unit (Asus Pundit). 
  However, I record all my shows to an NFS store (since the pundit can 
only hold 1 HD).

What sort of odd interactions are present with this combination?   If 
you could provide some reference to this issue, that'd be great.

> David
> PS NFS is a tremendous protocol but it can be a bit odd when the server
> goes away - you're not using wireless are you?

Not wireless.   Wired 100MBit LAN.   Should be pretty reliable.


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