SUMMARY: how to find out which process is causing the device busy messages

From: Gerhard den Hollander (
Date: Tue Aug 15 1995 - 12:39:09 CDT

Yesterday I asked how I could find out which process or processes were
casuing the Device Busy messages we were getting when trying to unmount our

The answers were as usual,
correct and to the point.

There are 2 ways:

1) Use fuser, which is on every Sun machine (man fuser)
2) Use the PD program lsof
     from in pub/tools/unix/lsof

The latter is preferred.

Thanks to all who replied
(the list of thanks to would be much longer than the answer, but ypou know
who you are)
        Gerhard, ( == The Acoustic Motorbiker ==
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(=)/(=) One rides for a king, and
        One just rides and rides and rides, for the girl in the swing

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