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2.6 Defined Error Numbers Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
2.6 Defined Error Numbers

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2.6 Defined Error Numbers

2.6 Defined Error Numbers

A description of each defined error follows:


Indicates the call completed successfully.


Not owner. The operation was not allowed because the caller is either not a privileged user (root) or not the owner of the target of the operation.


No such file or directory. The file or directory name specified does not exist.


I/O error. A hard error (for example, a disk error) occurred while processing the requested operation.


I/O error. No such device or address.


Permission denied. The caller does not have the correct permission to perform the requested operation. Contrast this with NFS3ERR_PERM, which restricts itself to owner or privileged user permission failures.


File exists. The file specified already exists.


Attempt to do a cross-device hard link.


No such device.


Not a directory. The caller specified a non-directory in a directory operation.


Is a directory. The caller specified a directory in a non-directory operation.


Invalid argument or unsupported argument for an operation. Two examples are attempting a READLINK on an object other than a symbolic link or attempting to SETATTR a time field on a server that does not support this operation.


File too large. The operation would have caused a file to grow beyond the server's limit.


No space left on device. The operation would have caused the server's file system to exceed its limit.


Read-only file system. A modifying operation was attempted on a read-only file system.


Too many hard links.


The filename in an operation was too long.


An attempt was made to remove a directory that was not empty.


Resource (quota) hard limit exceeded. The user's resource limit on the server has been exceeded.


Invalid file handle. The file handle given in the arguments was invalid. The file referred to by that file handle no longer exists or access to it has been revoked.


Too many levels of remote in path. The file handle given in the arguments referred to a file on a non-local file system on the server.


Illegal NFS file handle. The file handle failed internal consistency checks.


Update synchronization mismatch was detected during a SETATTR operation.


READDIR or READDIRPLUS cookie is stale.


Operation is not supported.


Buffer or request is too small.


An error occurred on the server which does not map to any of the legal NFS version 3 protocol error values. The client should translate this into an appropriate error. UNIX clients may choose to translate this to EIO.


An attempt was made to create an object of a type not supported by the server.


The server initiated the request, but was not able to complete it in a timely fashion. The client should wait and then try the request with a new RPC transaction ID. For example, this error should be returned from a server that supports hierarchical storage and receives a request to process a file that has been migrated. In this case, the server should start the immigration process and respond to client with this error.

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