Bulk OCFS2 file deletion may hang/report 'kernel: INFO: task rm:NNNN blocked for more than 120 seconds' messages (Doc ID 1605058.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.7 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64




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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