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Solaris Cluster 3.x, SVM, Creating metadevice Fails with "Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS" (Doc ID 1012616.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.1x to 3.3 [Release 3.1 to 3.3]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.10.0 to 11.11 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Creating a new metadevice in a Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) diskset in Solaris 10 Operating System results in a series of errors like the following example.

Cluster.CCR: [ID 510740 daemon.error] symlink failed for /dev/md/shared/3/dsk/d200 - > ../../../../../devices/pseudo/md@0:3,200,blk:
Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS


Note: <Document 1009534.1> covers this issue for systems running Solaris 8 and 9 Operating System.

Cause

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