mkdir: Failed to make directory "my_directory"; Too many links (Doc ID 1342273.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The mkdir command fails to create a sub-directory, and the following error message is produced:

$ mkdir my_directory
mkdir: Failed to make directory "my_directory"; Too many links
$ ls -ld .
drwxr-xr-x 32767 jruser staff 524288 Jul 27 14:06 .

Cause

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