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Error E667: Fsync Failed when trying to directly edit a file in sysfs file system on Oracle Linux 6 (Doc ID 2445950.1)

Last updated on MAY 28, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


A user is trying to edit a file under the sysfs file system so it picks up a changed node name, as the node name is referenced in a specific device.

e.g. /sys/class/infiniband/mlx4_0/node_desc

but encounters the following error:

Error E667: Fsync Failed

 Previously, they had tried the following command, (where value was the new node name), however it had appended some unwanted characters:

echo "value" > /sys/class/infiniband/mlx4_0/node_desc


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