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Cannot create files/directories that have numeric only names



Hello,

I believe I have the same issue as Madan in the quote below, where I can not create files or directories that have numeric only names.
This just started happening 2 days ago.

I am running:
RHEL AS 4 (Update 5)
LVM with Filesystem = ext3

Same Problem.
How to reproduce:
======================

root server [~]# mkdir 1
mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory
root server
[~]# mkdir 12
mkdir: cannot create directory `12': No such file or directory
root server [~]# mkdir 1a2
root server [~]#



Actual results:
======================
mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory

This also includes numeric files..
I can not create them via anything i can think of, via echo, dd, touch, etc etc.
C programs, Perl, and Bash script can not write to them either.

Expected results:
======================
should be able to create a directory or a file with a numeric name

======================

What I can do:

I can write to the same filesystem over NFS on a different machine just fine.

I can boot up off of a Live CD and write to the file system fine.

===============
I tried using statically linked binaries like busybox, and I can not create the files.

I did the rpm --verify on coreutils thinking something wrong there, but nothing showed up.

I updated the system completely to RHEL AS 4 Update 6, (all packages including the kernel), and the problem still persists.
===============

Suggestions?  Cures?
I am looking at rebuilding the server, and lots of down time...

Regards,
Gary


  Re: unable to create any directory that uses numbers as the
  directory name

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    * /From/: "Madan Thapa" <madan feedback gmail com>
    * /To/: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list
      redhat com>
    * /Subject/: Re: unable to create any directory that uses numbers
      as the directory name
    * /Date/: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 23:15:57 +0530

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root server52 [~]# unalias mkdir
-bash: unalias: mkdir: not found
root server52 [~]#


I already mentioned mkdir had no alias set.

Thanks

On 9/20/07, m roth2006 rcn com <m roth2006 rcn com> wrote:
>
> Try this:
> unalias mkdir
>
>     mark
>
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 18:50:25 +0530
> >From: "Madan Thapa" <madan feedback gmail com>
> >Subject: Re: unable to create any directory that uses numbers as the
> directory name
> >To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list redhat com>
> >
> >More info ................
> >
> >
> >Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> >==================================================================
> >root server [~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
> >Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 5)
> >
> >root server [~]# uname -a
> >Linux server.integrityserver.net 2.6.9-55.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Apr 20
> 17:03:35 EDT
> >2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> >root server [~]#
> >
> >
> >How reproducible:
> >======================
> >
> >root server [~]# mkdir 1
> >mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory
> >root server [~]# mkdir 12
> >mkdir: cannot create directory `12': No such file or directory
> >root server [~]# mkdir 1a2
> >root server [~]#
> >
> >
> >
> >Actual results:
> >======================
> >mkdir: cannot create directory `1': No such file or directory
> >
> >
> >Expected results:
> >======================
> >should be able to create a directory
> >
> >Additional Info:
> >==================
> >root server [~]# ll $(which mkdir)
> >-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 25060 Sep 19 15:46 /bin/mkdir*
> >root server [~]# rpm -qf $(which mkdir)
> >coreutils-5.2.1-31.6
> >root server [~]#
> >root server [~]# mount -a
> >root server [~]#
> >root server [~]#alias | grep mk
> >root server [~]#
> >
> >FSType = ext3
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >On 9/20/07, Madan Thapa <madan feedback gmail com> wrote:
> >>
> >> All was working fine.. this issue came to notice yesterday. Anybody had
> >> such experience and any fix please?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On 9/20/07, Bill Tangren < bjt usno navy mil> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Madan Thapa wrote:
> >> > > Hello,
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > unable to create any directory that uses numbers as the directory
> name
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > root server [~]# mkdir 123
> >> > > mkdir: cannot create directory `123': No such file or directory
> >> > > root server [~]# mkdir 0
> >> > > mkdir: cannot create directory `0': No such file or directory
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Filesystem is not in readonly mode becasue I can create dir with a
> mix
> >> > of
> >> > > numbers and aplhabets.
> >> > >
> >> > > root server [~]# mkdir 1ab
> >> > > root server [~]#
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Please advise.
> >> >
> >> > [root mach2 ~]# mkdir 123
> >> > [root mach2 ~]# ls -ld 123
> >> > drwx------  2 root root 4096 Sep 20 09:09 123
> >> > [root mach2 ~]#
> >> >
> >> > I can. Not sure why you cannot.
> >> >
> >> >
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