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Re: [2.6.12] XFS: Undeletable directory

To: Jan De Luyck <lkml@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.6.12] XFS: Undeletable directory
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:04:59 +1000
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On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 07:04:49PM +0200, Jan De Luyck wrote:
> Hello lists,
> I've had some XFS troubles today, and after cleaning up with xfs_repair and 
> so 
> I'm stuck with one undeletable directory in /lost+found:
> precious:/lost+found# ls -l
> total 8
> drwxrwxrwx  2 root root 8192 Jun 19  2005 4207214
> precious:/lost+found# rm -r 4207214
> rm: cannot remove directory `4207214': Directory not empty
> precious:/lost+found# ls -l 4207214/
> total 0
> precious:/lost+found# 
> So there's one dir 4207214 there, and i can rename it and whatever, just not 
> remove it.
> xfs_repair didn't solve the problem.
> Any ideas?

What does:  xfs_db -r -c 'inode 4207214' -c print /dev/XXX

I have seen a similar thing once before, awhile back, where the
directory inode was "empty" (only . and ..) and hence should've
been in shortform, but other fields indicated the inode was in
extent form still.  Never got to the bottom of it... I'd guess
there's somehow a case where the kernel XFS code can miss this
transformation - not sure where/how though.

If it comes to it, you can always zero out individual inode fields
for that inode in xfs_db (with -x option to enable write mode) and
then xfs_repair should be able to get past it.



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