OK, this is kind of a strange one. We run a backup program every day
to put new files onto tape. The backup script is just a find command piped
to cpio. Anyway, lately the script has been failing with an error like:
"find: stat() failed: /chm2/dicicco: No such file or directory"
The permissions on the directory are 777; the dir does exist, I can
chdir to it and ls to my heart's content. However, any attempts to use
find on the directory fail with the stat() error.
Now the strange part: I wrote a little c program that calls stat, and
tried it to see what the exact error was that I was getting (wasn't sure
what find was trying to tell me). It didn't fail! I can run it on that
entry without a problem - I get the stat struct back, and can access the
information within it...
Any new directory I create within that file system has the same
problem... I tried to unmount it and run fsck, but that didn't
help (no errors generated, remounted and still had the problem).
FYI - Titan 3000 running Titan OS 4.2 (pretty much SVR4ish)
The file-system is NFS-mounted by a Sun and HP system, and the problems
started after I added the HP to the list. I have no idea how
this could actually affect things, but I mention it as another data point.
Thanks in advance - this is certainly one of the stranger things I've
had to deal with on this piece of junk...
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