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What to use for a home NAS?

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A few weeks ago I started to think about to merge my old home server and my NAS (old ICYBOX IB-NAS4220 – don’t you want one?) into one piece of hardware. I was facing decisions what hardware and what OS should I choose for this new server. Even Linus Torvalds was solving a similar issue recently… Read More

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Stale NFS file handle – SPARC and ZFS (x86 update)

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Today, I found strange messages on one Solaris 10 SPARC host:

Apr 10 05:38:30 nfsclient nfs: [ID 626546 kern.notice] NFS write error on host nfsserver: Stale NFS file handle.
Apr 10 05:38:30 nfsclient nfs: [ID 702911 kern.notice] (file handle: 90ebba38 9c597108 a00c5 0 fba3300 a0300 0 1d000000)

The task is clear: find the file represented by the file handler 90ebba38 9c597108 a00c5 0 fba3300 a0300 0 1d000000 on the Solaris NFS server (also SPARC).

I cannot find any hint where to start. Some guidelines I found on internet were about the UFS and described file handles with different formats. Also /etc/mnttab does not contain any identification I could match. So it’s time to analyze myself.

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