Can't remove empty dir permission denied

Can't remove empty dir with rmdir. Permission denied. Can't enter the dir as root or usr...no such directory. Can however chown.
Any ideas how to remove without debugfs and removing inode?
SunOS
Thanks

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cipherlogicAsked:
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Could be that some process has already tried deleting it and another process still has a lock. Is rebooting the machine an option?
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
Rebooting is not an option. I'll check process info later tonight.
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Uni KittyCommented:
Did you check to see if there is a process running that is accessing it?

ps -ef | grep <dirname>
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
Its never been used. It was this way upon creation.
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ozoCommented:
What does `stat` report about the dir?   Can you`mv` it?
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
This issue is in a complicated cluster config. Its not worth posting how its set up. Bottom line, one character off upstream was the issue.
Thanks for trying.
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SandyCommented:
ok.. let's begin with basic...

1. What is the permission of that directory ?
2. is that folder being used to mount any FS ?
3. if yes, then was that FS umounted properly.. i mean there must be no open files (lsof) or locks...
4. What kind of cluster config it is ? Is this directory is being configured as resources in cluster for any purpose ?

Let's try to resolve this ..  ;)

TY/SA
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
It's resolved, I figured it out last night.
Thanks though.
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I figured it out myself. You can see this in the thread.
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SandyCommented:
Sharing is always beneficial.. If you can provide us details like what was the cause and how did you resolved..

Ty/SA
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Uni KittyCommented:
Sharing is caring ^_^
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
I said last night it was an extra character in the name of the user. I wasn't explicit, but simply a small problem upstream from the cluster by way of an extra character that conflicted with the directory downstream. There are 3 servers that create the paths, user credentials, and retains info about what queue a person can use. The box where the home was created had the extra character in the user name causing issues downstream and not allowing me to manipulate the dir. Home is nfs mounted to the cluster and management server.
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for cipherlogic's comment #a40256313

for the following reason:

Because I figured out it was a typo.
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cipherlogicAuthor Commented:
Thanks for trying.
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