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Old 08-16-2013
Finding processes on another system that have a file open

I am familiar with using "lsof <filename>" or "fuser <filename>" to determine what process has a given file (usually a .nfs) open. However, I recently used this command and it returned a blank list. I suspect the process that has the .nfs file open might be on another system. Is there a way to determine what process has a file open if the process is on another system?
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Old 08-17-2013
Why do you suspect a process holding a file open when your list is empty?

If there are open files, there must be process(es) on the local side holding the files open; it might be children (or so) of the NFS daemon. Did you check the NFS log files?
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Old 08-17-2013
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Originally Posted by RudiC
Why do you suspect a process holding a file open when your list is empty?

If there are open files, there must be process(es) on the local side holding the files open; it might be children (or so) of the NFS daemon. Did you check the NFS log files?
I suspect a process holding a file open because the directory has a .nfs################# (the #'s are random numbers) file in it and won't let me delete it because the file is in use.

My understanding was that using the lsof or fuser commands would let me see what process has that directory/file open.
 

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