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Remove stale NFS locks

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To remove all locks from a single NFS client, complete the following:
  1. Login to appliance
  2. Enter priv set advanced
  3. Enter sm_mon -l client
  4. Enter priv set
Note that priv set advanced is advertised as mind-bogglingly dangerous and is therefore not to be used without the guidance of support.

The documentation for this command (such that it is) says that sm_mon -l simulates a server failure on the NetApp and clears the lock table for that client, which forces the client to abandon and then re-obtain all of its locks.

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