[AUUG-Talk]: Solaris 8 Inode Issue

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at uniq.com.au
Fri Sep 2 02:04:27 EST 2005

Sounds like the filesystem is corrupted. I'd unmount the filesystem and
run fsck on it - that should clean things up. The missing directory may
appear in lost+found.

If you can't unmount, then mount read only, eg:

  mount -o remount,ro /what/ever
  fsck /dev/rdsk/...
  mount -o remount,rw /what/ever

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>From: Joel Sing <joel at ionix.com.au>
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>Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 00:39:16 +1000
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>Subject: [AUUG-Talk]: Solaris 8 Inode Issue
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>Hi All,
>One of our clients runs a SunFire V480 with Solaris 8. Around mid-July, the 
>nightly backup using ufsdump, started reporting the following warning during 
>the third pass:
>WARNING: Directory at inode 1067924 vanished.
>They are backing up a live filesystem, however I don't believe that it is the 
>cause of the problem since the inode number is always the same and it started 
>out of the blue. Neither ls nor find can locate anything using that inode - 
>my only thought is that a process may still hold a reference to it, 
>preventing it from being fully released by the kernel.
>Anyone else seen this? Any suggestions?
>Thanks in advance.
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