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To: "'linux-help@xxxxxxxxx'" <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Zombie directory problem
From: "Bates, Rod" <Rod.Bates@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 13:03:32 -0500
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> At 10:25 AM 5/31/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >I used to have a mount point directory /nt/e, where I would
> >mount an NT file system, using smbclient.  Now it is in a
> >confused state where commands that expect it to be there
> >say it isn't (or something is wrong with it), but mkdir says
> >it already exists.  What is going on here?
> >
> I get this from time to time as well.  What usually fixes it, is to 
> smbumount the directory and re-smbmount it.  The directory might have been
> mounted and something happened to the connection between then and 
> now.  Hope this helps.
Yes, that did it.  Actually, I tried just umount /e.
Apparently it was in some inconsistent half-mounted
state.  I didn't try df during the time it was in this

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