[lustre-discuss] "Text file busy" error

Alexander Zarochentsev alexander.zarochentsev at seagate.com
Wed Apr 20 02:09:01 PDT 2016


On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:27 PM, E.S. Rosenberg
<esr+lustre at mail.hebrew.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Several of our users ran into the "Text file busy" error described in
> LU-6232 (and possibly related to LU-4398 and LU-4429).
> Has there been any progress on this issue?

LU-4398 was landed once and then reverted due to performance issues.
The latest comment in LU-4398 explains what those perf. issues are.
I hope Andrew will submit a patch soon.

> I feel pretty dumb when I have to explain this issue to them and how to work
> around it....
> Thanks,
> Eli
> Background for those who don't like reading bug reports:
> When creating a script if it gets run subsequently it becomes impossible to
> edit said script after it's been run even though it is not actively running
> anymore.
> Workarounds I have seen so far:
> - Use an editor that moves the current file to a backup like emacs (bypasses
> the issue since you are in practice working on a different file)
> - chmod -x the file before editing (reverts to being editable)
> - run the file using sh /path/to/file instead of /path/to/file (then it
> stays editable)
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Alexander Zarochentsev
Seagate Technology, LLC

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