Re: annoying bug? in NFS
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 10:52:55 EST

Keith Owens <> ,in message <19970325004317.20454.qmail@mail.ocs.>, wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Mar 1997 14:41:54 EST,
> wrote:
> >
> > So, I edit a script file which lives on an NFS mounted partition. If I
> >then try to run the script on the machine which is the NFS server for that
> >file I get
> >
> >/bin/sh: bin/cron/cat-proc-stat: Text file busy


> > Can this be fixed, or would it break something else?
> Standard NFS problem, it cannot be fixed without breaking NFS. The
> problem is that NFS is stateless, it does not know for certain that you
> have closed the file you were editting. Instead it assumes the file is
> open for n minutes after the last write, n varies across NFS servers
> but is typically hours.

So, anyone know where n is in the kernel? >:)

Bob Forsman