The ramblings of Eric Seijo - Software Developer / Life Hacker

Filesystem Error

Posted by Eric Seijo Fri, 29 May 2009 03:41:00 GMT

I had an interesting thing happen tonight while deploying a new version of a site to staging. After deploy I navigated to the site and got an Application Error Rails application failed to start properly.

I ssh'd in to the site and ran some commands and got the following error:

WARNING: #<Errno::ESTALE: Stale NFS file handle - /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/specifications/rack-1.0.0.gemspec>

WARNING: Invalid .gemspec format in '/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/specifications/rack-1.0.0.gemspec'


There are various references on google with regards to the linux Stale NFS file handle. As the error suggests the filesystem got hosed and needed to be remounted and the apache service had to be reconfigured.

Once this was done I was back in business.


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