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Re: Problem with file-deletion


Thanks for the prompt reply. How would I be able to capture all the info 
from the console since there is more information displayed than fits on 
the screen itself ?

paul pot
sony music nl

sct redhat com
02/09/02 15:40
        To:     paul_pot nl sonymusic com
        cc:     ext3-users redhat com
        Subject:        Re: Problem with file-deletion


On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 02:24:17PM +0200, paul_pot nl sonymusic com wrote:

> I have a problem with the deletion of a file on a 7.2 machine (IBM, SMP)
> The file sits on a raid5 disk with an ext3 filesystem.

> [somesystem someuser]# cat /proc/version
> Linux version 2.4.9-34custom (root somesystem) (gcc version 2.96 
> (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-108.7.2)) #1 SMP Mon Sep 2 11:37:22 CEST 2002
> [someuser somesystem]# ls -il
> total 1073747024
>   32477 -rw-rw-r--    1 test   test   644212388 Aug 30 23:40 test.log

Well, that large a file will always take a while to delete...

> [someuser somesystem]# file test.log
> test.log: can't stat `test.log' (Value too large for defined data type).

I wonder if "file" isn't large-file-aware...


Yep, on a 7.2 system, "file" opens with the flags O_RDONLY; with 7.3,

> When I do a rm -f test.log, the system crashes; messages fly over the
> console, but no output on a ssh session.

We need the log messages to debug this.


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