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lsof: WARNING: can't stat() ext3 file system ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WebHostDog, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. WebHostDog

    WebHostDog Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2006
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    lsof: WARNING: can't stat() ext3 file system /home/virtfs/user/home/user\040(deleted)
    Output information may be incomplete.

    Hello anybody had the same message or have a clue what may be the problem ?

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  2. acenetryan

    acenetryan Well-Known Member PartnerNOC

    Aug 21, 2005
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    I believe this is a result of your user's home directory missing. AFAIK, /home/virtfs/user/home/user/ is a hardlink to the user's actual home directory. I, too, am receiving this message and am a little baffled because I was under the impression that removing a directory entirely will remove any hardlink references to it as well.

    I want to try removing the referenced directory, but virtfs is a scary beast. Sources I've read have said that a reboot will usually clear up any virtfs inconsistencies. WebHostDog, did you find any more information on this?

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