Bad Mount Point Input/Output Error

If you are using SSHFS/FUSE, and get an error similar to the following:

$ sshfs USER@SERVER -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=VOLUME 
fuse: bad mount point `~/VOLUME': Input/output error

Chances are you've broken something between your client and the server (like I did!). To fix this, you can change the command you use for connecting to the remote server. Add the workaround=all connection option.

sshfs USER@SERVER -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=VOLUME,workaround=all
Tags: #linux #ssh
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