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Old 01-31-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy getting 'error 525' when doing the rm command

We create datasets on various 'nfs' mounted raids. Creating directories
within directories. When the jobs finish, they remove these created files
and directories. It seems all files in directory are removed, but top
directory is not removed. Giving 'unknown error 525'. We have to click
many times to remove the one last dataset when doing the rm command manually. On the SGI systems that use Irix as its os, its ok, all is removed when jobs finish running. This problem is true with RedHat Enterprise WS
ver. 4 and Centos 4.5
If single directories are created with datasets, rm is no problem.

Thanks for your time,

Old 01-31-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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We have to click many times to remove the one last dataset when doing the rm command manually.
One does not click at all when using a cli command "manually". I guess you mean, when you use the gui to remove the top directory?

Try a simple test:

mkdir foo
touch foo/bar
rm -rf foo

copy over entire instruction sequence plus any messages that are generated.
type "alias" to make sure rm has not been aliased.

However, there are indications that this can be a bug in the NFS server. This server
sometimes does not allow clients to rm directories recursively. If you have:


A directory a with a file bar inside. When you issue rm -rf /foo, bar gets deleted
but /foo remains and one gets Unkown error 525.

... but I haven't found an actual bug report.

Presumably the workaround is to add an extra rm after the first one, this time just "rmdir a". Alternatively, one can add an extra directory to the tree.


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