[Linux-PowerEdge] Too many levels of symbolic links

Francesco Ciocchetti fciocchetti at mintel.com
Thu Aug 4 11:03:33 CDT 2016


That error is supposed to be a cosmetic :
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=1c981ff22e8a8ec04c2bbbe10aed0f3b4ff118bb

readahead won't cache symbolic links , so it will complain that they are
"too many" even if is just one

FEDORA actually removed systemd-readahead in version 21 :
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1064605

too bad Centos7 is based on fedora 19 AFAIK

Francesco Ciocchetti
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On 4 August 2016 at 16:59, Patrick Boutilier <boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca> wrote:

> On 08/04/2016 12:33 PM, Peter Holl wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> can someone explain why I get many (~100) messages like the following:
>>
>> Aug 04 15:58:34 rana systemd-readahead[658]:
>> open(/opt/dell/invcol.5HxeZ2Wfzw/MaserApp/00-secupd-dell.rules) failed:
>> Too many levels of symbolic links
>> Aug 04 15:58:34 rana systemd-readahead[658]:
>> open(/opt/dell/invcol.5HxeZ2Wfzw/MaserApp/98-secupdusb.rules) failed:
>> Too many levels of symbolic links
>> ...
>>
>> They appeaer in /var/log/messages when I boot any of my PowerEdge
>> Rackserver (they all run CentOS 7) and when OpenManage ist installed.
>> The weird thing: the files mentioned e.g.
>> '/opt/dell/invcol.5HxeZ2Wfzw/MaserApp/00-secupd-dell.rules' don't even
>> exist. The directory /opt/dell exisist, but not
>> /opt/dell/invcol.5HxeZ2Wfzw/ where they all are located.
>>
>> There are no issues with the servers and also OpenManage works fine.
>>
>> Is there a remedy?
>>
>
>
> That is a temp directory created when a system inventory is run. dsu -i
> for example.
>
> I can't explain why systemd-readahead is having problems with it though.
>
>
>>
>> THanks in advance,
>> Peter
>>
>>
>>
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