OCFS2 1.4.1 not removing orphaned files after deletion (Doc ID 806554.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2010

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 2.6.18-92 to 2.6.18-128
Linux OS - Version: 1.4.1-1 to 1.4.1-1   [Release: OCFS2 to OCFS2]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6.18-92 to 2.6.18-128
Linux Kernel - Version: 1.4.1-1 to 1.4.1-1

Symptoms

It's possible when using an ocfs2 ( version 1.4.1-1 ) filesystem
that after you remove files the space is not released even after a reboot of the nodes as the orphan files will remain in the "//orphan_dir:000x" directory.

Cause

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