Bug ID 497676: Message: Cannot remove directory with symlink to sandbox for partition

Last Modified: Mar 12, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4

Fixed In:
12.0.0

Opened: Dec 19, 2014
Severity: 4-Minor
Related AskF5 Article:
K54705244

Symptoms

GUI displays a warning message 'Configuration Warning: Cannot remove directory with symlink to sandbox for partition...' after deleting the partition when the partition was created via Traffic Management Shell (TMSH).

Impact

Error posted to GUI. Errors similar to the following also posted to ltm and webui logs: warning mcpd[6334]: 010717ac:4: Configuration Warning: Cannot remove directory with symlink to sandbox for partition (partition_2). Error: No such file or directory. If you have access to bash shell, try to run command: rmdir /var/sam/www/webtop/sandbox/files_d/partition_2_d/.

Conditions

This occurs when deleting the partition when the partition was created using TMSH.

Workaround

Although there is no workaround, this is an erroneous message, and the partition is successfully deleted.

Fix Information

The erroneous Configuration warning (Cannot remove directory with symlink to sandbox for partition) no longer occurs if the sandbox directory does not exist. This is correct behavior. Previously, the system erroneously posted the error, but deleted the partition successfully.

Behavior Change