I am running a bash script on a Linux server. At the time it finished running, I got this message

../scripts/makepbs.sh: error reading input file: Stale NFS file handle

What does it mean?

Thanks and regards!


It means that your NFS server has been disconnected.


should reveal the full directory structure, One of those folders has been disconnected and can no longer communicate with your NFS server.

  • pwd says I still in the same directory as before. Looks like nothing happen? – Tim Mar 8 '10 at 23:04
  • i'd check the messages log on both servers, and remount any NFS mounts you have. (Rebooting might work as well, if the NFS mounts are setup on boot) – grufftech Mar 11 '10 at 16:52

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