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Re: [linux-lvm] Directory becomes sticky socket?



> I'm not sure how this came about, but I cannot remove the directory
> /usr/share/doc/libldap2.   
> 
>     [09:36:47] chewie skuld (505)$ ls -lad libldap2 
>     s-w--w---T  16806 236536206 1076048101 1084824775 Oct  1  2004 libldap2=
>     [09:36:52] chewie skuld (506)$ file libldap2
>     libldap2: sticky socket
>     [09:36:58] chewie skuld (507)$ sudo rm -rf /usr/share/doc/libldap2
>     rm: cannot unlink `/usr/share/doc/libldap2': Operation not permitted
> 
> System: Debian unstable (Sid)
> Kernel: 2.4.17-k7
> Filesystem: ext3 on an LVM logical volume (no extra patches to the
> kernel, vanilla 2.4.17).
> 
> I've tried removing it while root as well with no success.  I've tried
> using fsck.{ext2,ext3} with no avail.  I relize that I'm going to have
> to do something fairly low-level to the FS to recover this problem.  Any
> pointers or suggestions you may have would be quite welcome.

I think: Use "ls -li" to find the object's inode. Then use debugfs to
clear the object's inode. Then fsck it to clear up any hanging bits in
the FS.

Bill




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