Strange filesystem problems

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Wed Jul 21 09:20:17 UTC 2010


I'm experiencing a strange problem on a 7.2p8/i386 box.
This is not critical, since I have a workaround, but it's annoying and 
I'm also curious :-)

Let's say I have directory "foo"; under "foo" I have "bar" which keeps 
thousands of files (in several subdirectories).

I do:

%cd /xyzzy/foo
%rm -fR bar
pwd: .: Permission denied
%cd ..
%cd foo

This is a local UFS filesystem, so it shouldn't be a network problem; no 
error shows up in the logs; in "bar" I don't have any symlink or special 
node, only plain files and directories.

What should I check?

  bye & Thanks

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