[Dovecot] I stream read - stale NFS file handle (reboot of server)

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Mar 16 17:24:06 EET 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-17 at 01:59 +1100, Damon Atkins wrote:
> In the old days NFS Shared Path had a static handle (ie a number), 
> normal based on some number pulled out of the file system/inode.
> To fix (well work around) a security issue, for about 10+ years now, 
> when a NFS server reboots, it generates a new random handle for the NFS 
> Share. (sever may generate a new random handle per mount request)
> The NFS Stale Handle happens when the client is still using the old NFS 
> handle, the only fix is a remount

But that applies only to file handles that were opened before reboot,
not to new fds opened after reboot, right? At least I can't see it
working any other way.

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