strange non-eraseable mixture between file and directory on ext3 FS

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at
Mon Sep 6 14:26:57 UTC 2004


On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 19:18, Dominik Brodowski wrote:

> On my notebook I got a strage ext3-related problem: 
> root at jura98 /usr/portage/app-misc/obexftp # ls -l
> total 4
> dr-Sr-sr-t  2 8242 15720 4096 Dec 28  1993 metadata.xml

> [how this got created is beyond my knowledge, possibly because of some
> random memory corruption a bad kernel patch caused a few weeks ago]

> root at jura98 /usr/portage/app-misc/obexftp # rm -r metadata.xml/
> rm: cannot remove directory metadata.xml/': Operation not permitted

Try "lsattr" on it --- is the immutable or append-only bit set?  Use
"chattr -ai" to clear them.


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