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Oracle Linux: How To Unmount A Busy Mount Point (Device Busy) (Doc ID 1277636.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Itanium


Most storage administration activities require that a file system be unmounted; all open files on the file system must be closed first or umount(8) will fail.  Resources such as lsof(8) may reveal the offending process, but if not alternatives to a system reboot may be preferred.


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In this Document
 Use Lazy umount(8)
 Use Forced Unmount
 Use /proc/<pid>/fd
 Examine The Kernel Data Structures
 Check For Loop-Mounted Devices
 As A Last Resort -- Reboot

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