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Creation of new files on CIFS share fails with  Error 0x8000FFFF: Catastrophic failure

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Applies to

ONTAP 9.3P10

Issue

  • Creating of new files on a folder on CIFS share fails with "Error 0x8000FFFF: Catastrophic failure"
 
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EMS log

Wed Aug 17 11:33:41 CEST [cluster-n5: wafl_exempt10: wafl.dir.size.max.warning:error]: Directory size for fileid 730548 in volume vol1 is approaching the maxdirsize limit.
Wed Aug 17 12:27:18 CEST [cluster-n5: wafl_exempt10: wafl.dir.size.max.warning:error]: Directory size for fileid 730548 in volume vol1 is approaching the maxdirsize limit.

file-directory show for path "bigfolder"

cluster::> vserver security file-directory show -vserver segotx1035 -path /vol1/qtree1/bigfolder

                Vserver: segotx1035
              File Path: /vol1/qtree1/bigfolder
      File Inode Number: 730548  <<<<<<<<<
         Security Style: ntfs
        Effective Style: ntfs
         DOS Attributes: 10
 DOS Attributes in Text: ----D---
Expanded Dos Attributes: -
           UNIX User Id: 65534
          UNIX Group Id: 65534
         UNIX Mode Bits: 777
 UNIX Mode Bits in Text: rwxrwxrwx
                   ACLs: NTFS Security Descriptor
                         Control:0x9004
                         Owner:Netapp\user1
                         Group:Netapp\Domain Users
                         DACL - ACEs
                           ALLOW-Everyone-0x1200a9
                           ALLOW-BUILTIN\Administrators-0x1f01ff-OI|CI
                           ALLOW-CREATOR OWNER-0x1f01ff-OI|CI|IO
                           ALLOW-CREATOR GROUP-0x120080-OI|CI|IO
                           ALLOW-Everyone-0x120080-OI|CI|IO

  • In this scenario , the folder where the new file creation is failing already has 4 Million Files under it. 

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