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Re: can't remove dir

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Subject: Re: can't remove dir
From: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 08:07:14 +1000
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 03:11:16PM +0200, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 07:24:39AM +1000, David Chinner wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 06:15:04PM +0200, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> > > Using a 2.6.23 kernel and after a clean xfs_repair-2.9.4 run I can't 
> > > remove that file:
> > > 
> > > sylla:/# rm /lost+found/3912672557
> > > rm: cannot remove `/lost+found/3912672557': Operation not permitted
> > > 
> > > sylla:/# ls -li /lost+found/3912672557                                 
> > > 3912672557 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2006-04-09 19:10 
> > > /lost+found/3912672557 -> unix.7.gz
> > 
> > Can you post the output of:
> > 
> > # xfs_db -r -c "inode 3912672557" -c "p" <device>
> 
> Here:
> 
> core.magic = 0x494e
> core.mode = 0120777
> core.version = 1
> core.format = 1 (local)
> core.nlinkv1 = 1
.....
> core.immutable = 1
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You can't remove this link until you remove the immutable flag.

# xfs_io -r -c "chattr -i" /lost+found/3912672557

as root should do the trick.

Cheers,

Dave.
-- 
Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group


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