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Oracle Linux: systemd-tmpfiles Logs Error Message "Failed to open directory /var/tmp: Too many levels of symbolic links" (Doc ID 2605007.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64


systemd-tmpfiles logs error message onto /var/log/messages every day like:

Jul 2 14:24:44 <hostname> systemd: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories... 
Jul 2 14:24:44 <hostname> systemd-tmpfiles: Failed to open directory /var/tmp: Too many levels of symbolic links
Jul 2 14:24:44 <hostname> systemd: Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories.


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