mount point XYZ is itself on a OSXFUSE volume

If you use SSHFS on MacOS and the end point stops responding or crashes, you need to do new SSHFS connection – but to do that, you need to either restart your mac or umount the old connection first.

I use sshfs to access data on my vmware ( Ubuntu ) – if that restarts, or crashes – I end up with error message mount_osxfusefs: mount point /Users/jan/site-sshfs is itself on a OSXFUSE volume

sshfs root@vmware:/srv/www/site/public_html/ /Users/jan/site-sshfs -oauto_cache,reconnect,defer_permissions,noappledouble,negative_vncache,volname=Site_VMware
mount_osxfusefs: mount point /Users/jan/site-sshfs is itself on a OSXFUSE volume

To fix this, do mount:

jan:~ jan$ mount
/dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
root@vmware:/srv/www/site/public_html/ on /Users/jan/site-sshfs (osxfusefs, nodev, nosuid, synchronous, mounted by jan)

Look at the last line – that’s the connection we need to break.
Therefore, do:

jan:~ jan$ umount root@vmware:/srv/www/site/public_html/

That’s it! Now you can create new sshfs link.

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  1. it doesn’t work. Once osxfuse is broken, you can’t unmount the volume, you will get the “resource busy” error when trying

    • Hi Morten, try
      sudo umount -l
      sudo umount -f

      if that won’t work, you need to find out what process is using it and kill it first. Use “fuser -vm /path” to check which process is working with that directory.