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How to unmount a dead smbfs file system.

2006-07-07 15:45:03

Little known fact (to me, at least): if you have a mounted smbfs file system, and the server reboots, then the smbfs will not re-connect with the server. It will be essential a wedged file system, causing all to access it to hang.

"umount -f" does not fix this. Neither does "kill -9" of the mountd process responsible for the FS.

The magic command is:

umount -l /path/to/mount