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"Device busy" errors from rm -rf
I am running rsync from one disk to another, to make a backup.
At the same time, I am running "rm -rf" to delete an old backup
on the target disk.
The "rm -rf" process gets lots of "Device busy" errors, and fails
to delete everything. For example:
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/Makefile: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/CVS: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/dist: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/local: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/xfree: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc/xorg: Device busy
rm: 20070824/home/apb/netbsd/current/xsrc: Directory not empty
I am running a 4.99.63 kernel from sources dated 2008-05-24.
Is this likely to be fixed in a newer kernel? I can't run anything
newer than 2008-06-01 due to the problem in PR 38959.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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