Re: Problems with rm -rf after upgrading to 2.1.108,110 from

Rafael D'Halleweyn (
Sat, 25 Jul 1998 22:23:12 +0200 (MET DST)

Obert R. Wood III <> wrote:
> After upgrading the systems, access to the file system (ext2)
> fails when root runs an rm -rf. It seems to be random to whether it
> succeeds. When it fails the rm is "D" state as well as any processes
> that try to write to the filesystem afterwards. We've just upgraded
> to 2.1.110 and the problem persists. If anyone has any information,
> similar experiences, or solutions please let us know. Thank you.

I seem to have a similar problem. Do you have quotas on the filesystem
that you are using? (I already reported this last week, it generated a
oops when I tried to reboot the machine).

I'm guessing that it might be a problem with the state of the quota file.

Rafael D'Halleweyn

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