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Weird ADVFS problem

Andreas Fassl
Frequent Advisor

Weird ADVFS problem


System is a XP1000 running Tru64 5.1 (sorry, haven't got any later release in the moment).

Did the usual steps to create a file domain, but I get an error after entering:
# showfmdn temp_domain
showfdmn: unable to display volume info; domain not active.

Before I start to patch and upgrade (this is a less important system) probably someone can give me a hint where to look for more information about this problem.

What I did:
I have a partition /dev/disk/dsk0h I want to use for /tmp.
Made a
mkfdmn /dev/disk/dsk0h temp
mkfset temp fs1

After this I get the above listed error.

Any help greatly appreciated,

with kind regards

Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: Weird ADVFS problem

Advfs is said to be active if and only if atleast one fileset is mounted.

In your case, you can use:
# mount temp#fs1 /tmp ;(for mounting onto /tmp)
Now, 'showfdmn' on the domain will work.
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: Weird ADVFS problem


"showfsets" can be used on a domain that has none of its fsets mounted.


Andreas Fassl
Frequent Advisor

Re: Weird ADVFS problem

Both answers were helpful. The real reason was a typo in the directory name of the mount point. what a day.
Thanks alot for the help
Andreas Fassl
Frequent Advisor

Re: Weird ADVFS problem

see last posting