nfs cache odities

Todd Fries (
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 13:08:49 -0600 (CST)

I want to debug a program I am running on my brother's machine. My brother
has my files nfs-mounted, and he is running the program. However, about 4-5
hours ago I had 1 file
-rw------- ... and couldn't read it. Oh well, I thought, I could just make it
-rw--r--r- on my filesystem, right?

So, after various distractions, I am back to debugging. And the nfs-cache
still hasn't caught up to the fact that the file is 644 not 600.

LightHouse~/src/pop3:$ ls -l
-rw-r--r-- 1 tfries users 1951 Apr 6 02:56
LightHouse~/src/pop3:$ pwd

AeroSpace:/nfs/light/usr/src/Net/clients/pop3$ ls -l
-rw------- 1 chrismc users 1951 Apr 6 02:56
AeroSpace:/nfs/light/usr/src/Net/clients/pop3$ df .
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
lighthouse:/ 89183 74491 10087 88% /nfs/light

(yeah, I know, we don't have our uid's sync'ed. But I should still get
a 644 permission on the file not a 600 perm).

Ok, says my brother, try umounting it.

Sure, says I.

umount /nfs/light
mount /nfs/light

ARGH!!! it is STILL the wrong permission. Now what?

Todd Fries