[Gluster-users] cannot remove empty directory on gluster file system

Strahil Nikolov hunter86_bg at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 25 20:08:44 UTC 2020

You can also check if there is a process holding a file that was deleted there:
lsof /tier2/OPA/archive/GOFS/RECOVERY20190416/GlobNative/20190505

If it's not that one , I'm out of ideas :)

It's not recommended to delete it from the bricks , so avoid that if possible.

Best Regards,
Strahil Nikolov

В сряда, 25 март 2020 г., 21:12:58 Гринуич+2, Mauro Tridici <mauro.tridici at cmcc.it> написа: 

Hi Sttrahil,

thank you for your answer.
Directory is empty and no immutable bit has been assigned to it.

[athena-login2][/tier2/OPA/archive/GOFS/RECOVERY20190416/GlobNative/20190505]> ls -la
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 das oclab_prod 4096 Mar 25 10:02 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 das oclab_prod 4096 Mar 25 10:02 ..

Any other idea related this issue?
Many thanks,

> On 25 Mar 2020, at 18:32, Strahil Nikolov <hunter86_bg at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On March 25, 2020 3:32:59 PM GMT+02:00, Mauro Tridici <mauro.tridici at cmcc.it> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> some users tht use regularly our gluster file system are experiencing a
>> strange error during attempting to remove a empty directory.
>> All bricks are up and running, no perticular error has been detected,
>> but they are not able to remove it successfully.
>> This is the error they are receiving:
>> [athena-login2][/tier2/OPA/archive/GOFS]> rm -rf RECOVERY20190416/
>> rm: cannot remove `RECOVERY20190416/GlobNative/20190505': Directory not
>> empty
>> I tried to delete this directory from root user without success.
>> Do you have some suggestions to solve this issue?
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Mauro
> What do you have in 'RECOVERY20190416/GlobNative/20190505' ?
> Maybe you got an immutable bit (chattr +i) on any file/folder  ?
> Best Regards,
> Sttrahil Nikolov

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