Re: Stale NFS handles on 2.4.2

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 07:02:31 EST

>>>>> " " == Neil Brown <> writes:

> So... you can access things under /home/david, but you cannot
> access /home/david itself? So, supposing that "fred" were some
> file that you happen to know is in /home/david, then

> ls /home/david fails with ESTALE and does not cause
> any traffic to the server and

This is normal. Once an inode gets flagged as being stale, then it
remains stale. After all it would be a bug too if a filehandle were
stale one moment, and then not the next.

The question here is therefore really why did the server tell us that
the filehandle was stale in the first place.

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