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After a low-level-tricky configuration update, I want to force nfssrv kernel module to fully reload, as if the server just booted.

The obvious solution that I used on the pre-prod server is to reboot but bare-metal is slow to reboot and it introduces a couple of minutes of full service downtime which I want to minimize.

I tried to just restart the underlying service via svcadm restart nfs/server but it does not reset the internal kernel module state.

I tried to modunload -i <module id> but it exits with:

can't unload the module: Device busy

Shutting down all shares, all zfs exports and even zfs driver did not seem to help and I have no clue what makes it "busy" ?

Is there any way I can reset the driver with minimal downtime ? A couple of seconds would be perfectly acceptable.

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