Unknown NSS volume GUID messages logged in ncpserv.log

  • 7009484
  • 05-Oct-2011
  • 11-Jun-2013


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3


The following messages are regularly seen to be logged to /var/opt/novell/log/ncpserv.log;

[! 2011-10-04 17:34:26] Unknown NSS volume guid 579e70d4-ee9e-01e0-80-00-775f49719bae


This is logged when any Novell Storage Services (NSS) pool is either activated or deactivated. NCP is incorrectly reading the nssfsPoolID attribute as a volume GUID and since this is not a volume object, the error is reported.

There are no negative functionality impact, the messages are therefor cosmetic and can be safely ignored.

The problem should not be seen anymore with a fully patched up to date Open Enterprise Server 2 and later Open Enterprise Server versions.

Additional Information

Additionally if NCP2NSS logging is enabled, the following will be visible in the /var/opt/novell/log/ncp2nss.log;

[! 2011-10-04 17:34:26] GetVolumeNameFromGUID: volumeName tag not found
[! 2011-10-04 17:34:26] SendChangeVolumeStateEvent: guid(579e70d4-ee9e-01e0-80-00-775f49719bae) to name failed rc=22
[! 2011-10-04 17:34:26] ASYNC[72] SendChangeVolumeStateEvent failed rc=22