cd or ls of .zfs/snapshot/<snapname> may fail with 'No such file or directory' or 'Device busy'

(Doc ID 1639751.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 10/09 U8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When the issue described in this document is present, some snapshots will not be accessible under ./zfs/snapshot.



The issue is triggered by scripts that create recursive snapshots and rename old snapshots in a tight loop, withough any sleep(n) statements.  The issue may present itself at any time during the 'zfs rename' operation.


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