Linux subscription process fails

  • 7000216
  • 21-Mar-2012
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management


Linux subscriptions start to fail after a while
/var/opt/novell/zenworks/content-repo/tmp/<contentuid-dir> tmp folders do not get removed after Linux bundle content got imported

Error message in loader-messages.log:
[DEBUG] [4/7/11 10:36:34 AM] [] [Replicate Subscriptions :/Subscriptions/repo-sle11/SLES11-SP1-Updates-Pool-daily-0100] [] [java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: value can not be null for PackageContentUID


This is fixed in version 11.1 - see KB 7008746 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at


The /var/opt/novell/zenworks/content-repo/tmp/ is filling up to point that no new folder can get created. This is especially seen on ext3 file system having a maximum of 31998 subfolders.