vxfs: msgcnt 637 mesg 014: V-2-14: vx_iget - inode table overflow

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


All the system in-memory inodes are busy and an attempt was made to use a new inode.  Inode memory runs out if there are lots of files being opened or closed. 
The error message vxfs: msgcnt 637 mesg 014: V-2-14: vx_iget - inode table overflow  can be seen in /var/log/messages and /var/log/warn


Symantec has found that it is caused by a third party security software ServerLock made by Watchguard Link
Update the Watchguard ServerLock drivers. 

Another option is to increase the number of maximum inodes it can use. 
Check the current maximum by running:
#/opt/VRTS/bin/vxfsstat -i

Edit the /etc/modprobe.conf and add the line
options vxfs vxfs_ninode=<number>
Increase the number of inodes you currently have and replace <number> with it.  A reboot is required to make the new parameters take effect. 

Contact Symantec for the support of Veritas file systems.



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  • Document ID:7015089
  • Creation Date: 21-May-2014
  • Modified Date:12-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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