[Linux-PowerEdge] Too many levels of symbolic links

Peter Holl peter.holl at pnsensor.de
Thu Aug 4 11:39:16 CDT 2016


Thanks to all who answered.

If it's just a question of removing systemd-readahead - this can easily 
be achieved by

systemctl disable/stop systemd-readahead-collect.service 
systemd-readahead-replay.service

After that done I got rid of the messages. Now let's see if there are 
any side-effects...


Peter


On 4/08/2016 6:03 PM, Francesco Ciocchetti wrote:
> 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
> Senior System Administrator
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>
> On 4 August 2016 at 16:59, Patrick Boutilier <boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca 
> <mailto: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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