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Re: [opensuse] Totally Baffled
  • From: David McMillan <skyefire@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 23:55:18 -0500
  • Message-id: <45C02136.9090504@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
David McMillan wrote:
> I'm not even sure how to describe this, but I'll try.
> Okay: I have a small NAS device attached to my home LAN which I've
> been using to keep a large (~300GB) of data files on, but which is near
> its storage limit. So I've been trying to set up LVM (for the first
> time) on my 10.0 system, to create a larger archive to copy the data
> files to. The LVM creation process went well, as far as I can tell, and
> I ordered an rsync job to duplicate the original archive to the new,
> expanded one.
> But after about 36GB of copying, something incredibly weird happened:
> my original archive vanished from the mount list, and the rsync job
> stopped with a string of "no such file/directory" errors. I mean, it
> just *vanished* -- stopped showing up at all when I did a df. Konq
> started reporting "this directory/file no longer appears to be present"
> when I tried to navigate to it. And this is on a machine that *no one*
> else has access to, so I can 99% guarantee there was no human intervention.
> Even stranger: I couldn't remount the NAS drive for some reason,
> although using its HTTP access I was able to confirm that it was fine.
> Eventually, I just gave up and rebooted. And now, this (I should note
> that my NAS is normally mounted to /archives, and the LVM volume to
> /archives2):
>
> david@linux:/> ls -la
> /bin/ls: archives: No such file or directory
> total 35
> drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 656 2007-01-30 16:12 .
> drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 656 2007-01-30 16:12 ..
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2005-11-26 21:45 8thdimension
> drwxr-xr-x 4 david root 104 2007-01-07 20:18 archives2
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 2896 2006-12-09 00:15 bin
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1488 2007-01-07 00:32 boot
> drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 15660 2007-01-30 21:12 dev
> drwxr-xr-x 108 root root 9288 2007-01-30 23:11 etc
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 72 2005-11-20 04:48 home
> drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4136 2007-01-21 16:46 lib
> drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 144 2007-01-08 08:43 media
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2005-09-09 12:27 mnt
> drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 344 2006-08-26 17:03 opt
> dr-xr-xr-x 140 root root 0 2007-01-30 16:12 proc
> drwx------ 26 root root 1376 2007-01-30 21:11 root
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 9760 2007-01-30 19:47 sbin
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2006-06-19 19:35 sg1
> drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 120 2005-11-19 20:35 srv
> drwxr-xr-x 11 david root 4096 2007-01-27 00:29 storage
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2005-09-09 05:59 subdomain
> drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 0 2007-01-30 16:12 sys
> drwxrwxrwt 31 root root 2848 2007-01-30 23:00 tmp
> drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 416 2006-11-14 09:42 usr
> drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 360 2005-11-19 19:34 var
> david@linux:/> sudo mkdir /archives
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/archives': File exists
> david@linux:/> ls /archives
> /bin/ls: /archives: No such file or directory
> david@linux:/>
>
> Okay: If I mount the NAS device to /archives, the mount command
> succeeds. It shows up in df as mounted, and shows me the NAS device's
> format and current space used/avail. But any attempt to ls /archives
> shows it as not existing. So I umounted the NAS device, and tried
> again. And tried re-creating it with mkdir. And the results, you've
> seen above.
> I am *stumped.* This string of behaviors makes *no* sense at all. Has
> anyone else ever encountered anything like this?

Addendum: Even after rebooting again, and re-mounting /archives...


david@linux:/> df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 241828 12 241816 1% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3 83452412 10284060 68929204 13% /storage
//192.168.0.150/archives
312492032 306774016 5718016 99% /archives
david@linux:/> ls /archives
/bin/ls: /archives: No such file or directory
david@linux:/>



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