(forgotten) SUMMARY: mkdir: Failed to make directory <dirname>: Invalid argument (fwd)

From: Max Trummer <max_at_sd.lionbioscience.com>
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 14:09:27 EST
back in July i asked what the "mkdir: Failed to make directory <dirname>:
Invalid argument" error message meant.

Eric Martin emailed me over the weekend saying he had the same trouble.
many apologies to all for never posting a summary.

the fix was to replace the mkdir on the affected system (Solaris 7) with
mkdir from another system. that there was a difference was evident from ls
-l. the correct version's size is 10264.

i can only surmize that i missed a patch somewhere along the way.

again, my apologies for not posting the resolution.


original post (thanks, Eric!)

hey gurus,

ever see this message before? this error comes and goes.

>cd /export/public
>mkdir stuff
mkdir: Failed to make directory stuff: Invalid argument

about our system:

> uname -a
SunOS beatsme 5.7 Generic_106541-16 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-250

the filesystem is a disksuite mirror on a (lightly used) SUN36G disk:

> df -o i /export/public
Filesystem             iused   ifree  %iused  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d4          1376 4335264     0%   /export/public

and df -k:

# df -k /export/public
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d4       35009161 5147698 29511372    15%    /export/public

fsck runs cleanly.

i see nothing in the logs.

any insight would be greatly appreciated. this machine is rapidly
very high profile, which of course means we're under the gun.

thanks in advance!

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Received on Tue Mar 19 12:55:26 2002

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