Remote I/O error

Dear HPC Team,
When I ssh into baobab, I’m getting the following message:

-bash: /home/users/m/mate/.bash_profile: Remote I/O error

Many other files also return a Remote I/O error when I try to open them.
I started having this issue this morning.

Many thanks,


I have the same error this morning. Seems like there is a problem with the scratch disk.

I have the same issue as well.

I also have this problem but on the HOME partition not on the scratch

Hi there,

indeed there is a problem with some files on Baobab ${HOME}, albeit the BeeGFS management tools do not report any problem (cf. Current issues on Baobab and Yggdrasil - #67 by Luca.Capello).

I am checking on each metadata and storage server…

Thx, bye,

My problem is also with the scratch disk

brons@login2:~$ cd ~/scratch
-bash: cd: /home/brons/scratch: Remote I/O error

Hi there,

Thank you for the notification, the problem is still on ${HOME} only, the symbolic link can not be read in your case, while your ${SCRATCH} space is directly accessible:

[root@login2.cluster ~]# ls -ld /home/brons/scratch
ls: cannot read symbolic link /home/brons/scratch: Remote I/O error
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Jun 18  2019 /home/brons/scratch
[root@master.cluster ~]# ls -ld /home/users/c/capello/scratch
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Jun  6  2019 /home/users/c/capello/scratch -> /srv/beegfs/scratch/users/c/capello/
[root@login2.cluster ~]# ls -l /srv/beegfs/scratch/users/b/brons/
total 3
[root@login2.cluster ~]# 

Thx, bye,

Hi there,

Rebooting home4.baobab was enough to restore the service (cf. Current issues on Baobab and Yggdrasil - #67 by Luca.Capello).

Again sorry for the inconvenience.

Thx, bye,