I have been trying to delete a directory from a centos server using
rm -Rf /root/FFDC for the past 15 hours and am having great difficulty. I can't do a directory listing because it hangs the system (too many files?) but what I can see is that the directory size is not the usual 4096 bytes but 488MB!
[root@IS-11034 ~]# ls -al total 11760008 drwxr-x--- 31 root root 4096 Aug 10 18:28 . drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Aug 10 16:50 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 488701952 Aug 11 12:20 FFDC
I've checked the inodes and everything seems fine. I've checked top and
rm is still using the cpu after 15 hours at 0.7%. Filesystem type is ext3.
I'm clueless where to go now apart from backup and format.