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PI90814: "TOO MANY LINKS" ERROR IS RETURNED WHEN LISTING DIRECTORY CONTENTS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When running IBM Rational ClearCase version 8.0.1.15 on Linux
    platform, performing  "ls -l" can return the following error for
    each file or subdirectory:
    ls -la <DIR>/
        ls: cannot access <DIR>/<FILE>: Too many links
    
    This error is returned by MVFS when it detects improper
    directory aliases that would cause a deadlock instead of that
    deadlock occurring.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    Sometimes this can be resolved after performing "cleartool
    endview -server <VIEW>"
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of ClearCase dynamic views on Linux                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ClearCase users running Linux may see EMLINK ("Too many      *
    * links") errors when trying to access directories.            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This has been fixed in ClearCase 8.0.1.17 and 9.0.1.3.   Error
    handling logic has been improved in the code which was returning
    this error.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI90814

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-11-29

  • Closed date

    2018-04-30

  • Last modified date

    2018-04-30

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R901 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Software version: 801

Reference #: PI90814

Modified date: 30 April 2018