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PM23142: CLEARTOOL LS RETURNS 'CLEARTOOL: ERROR: TROUBLE READING DIRECTORY' IN A DYNAMIC VIEW.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you are working in a dynamic view, you may receive the
    following error when running a cleartool ls: cleartool: Error:
    Trouble reading directory '.'.
    
    This is occuring due to the fact that the mvfs attribute cache
    is not being updated quickly enough. The default time is 30
    seconds.
    
    The situation occurs if you are in one version of a directory
    and another user in a different view checks in the directory and
    creates a new version of the same directory.
    
    Workaround:  You can disable the cache by using the following
    command:  mvfscache -d attr
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    The cleartool 'ls' command will occasionally report an
    error, "cleartool: Error: Trouble reading directory", when
    issued within a directory under the control of the ClearCase
    MVFS.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.8 and 8.0.0.4
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM23142

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    711

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-09-23

  • Closed date

    2012-09-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-09-26

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R711 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 September 2012