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Error "Audit failure" reported when trying to change file/folder security settings

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  • Change file / folder security settings failed with the following error:

An error occurred while applying the security information.
[Audit failure]
Failed to generate security audit.

  • SACL is enabled to audit "change permission"
  • Packet trace shows "SetInfo" call response is "STATUS_AUDIT_FAILED"

2021-07-14 19:34:05.793779 0.000052 XXXX 3814 SMB2 0 SetInfo Request SEC_INFO/SMB2_SEC_INFO_00 File: XXXX
2021-07-14 19:34:05.794423 0.000223 XXXX 131  SMB2 0 SetInfo Response, Error: STATUS_AUDIT_FAILED

  • EMS logs shows MDV volume is full:

Wed Jul 14 19:19:22 JST [Cluster: AuditWorkerThread03: adt.stgvol.nospace:EMERGENCY]: Audit subsystem internal error: Staging volume MDV_aud_XXX is full.
Wed Jul 14 19:23:01 JST [Cluster: wafl_spcd_main: monitor.volume.nearlyFull:alert]: Volume MDV_aud_XXX@vserver:XXXX is nearly full (using or reserving 97%% of space and 0%% of inodes).
Wed Jul 14 19:24:00 JST [Clusadtconter: solidation: kern.vm.mmap.return:notice]: mmap(2) by adtconsolidation (pid 50713) for size 2097152 failed: VMEM limit exceeded, limit 310826598, error 12.
Wed Jul 14 19:24:13 JST [Cluster: wafl_spcd_main: monitor.volume.full:debug]: Volume MDV_aud_XXX@vserver:XXXX is full (using or reserving 98% of space and 0% of inodes)

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