Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2013
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.7 and later
- Four (4) node Oracle Linux 5 (OL5) or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) OCFS2 1.4.7-1 cluster
- OCFS2 version 1.4.7-1, 1.4.8-2, 1.4.9-1
- Multiple shared OCFS2 filesystems each containing many (millions) of files e.g. Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) environment with shared APPL_TOP, INST_TOP, etc. on OCFS2
Bulk OCFS2 file deletion (rm(1)) of millions of files) was issued from multiple cluster nodes.
The rm(1) commands appears to hang after some time.
System restart may be necessary to recover from the issue.
The system log (/var/log/messages, dmesg) reports messages similar to the following:
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