Solaris Cluster 3.x, vxfs global mount hangs due to inode table overflow
Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017
Applies to:Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 3.3U1 5/11 [Release 3.0 to 3.3]
Veritas File System (VxFS) Software - Version 3.4 to 5.1 [Release 3.0 to 5.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
When Solaris Cluster 3.x vxfs filesystem mounted globally and the application that uses that filesystem is doing large number
of small writes it is possible that vxfs will run out of inodes and may hang the application and possibly the Solaris kernel.
You may see the following error in /var/adm/messages:
Other possible consequences depend on the configuration.
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