Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: File System 
cannot open '%s' for quotactl

If you specify the -o quota option during the mount operations, while setting the quota, the open() call for the mount point may fail in READ_ONLY mode. If such open() call failure occurs, you may see this error message.


The causes for the open() call failure can be:


  • network disconnection


  • I/O or device error


  • low kernel memory


  • blocked waiting to complete an open of a slow device that is interrupted by a signal handler


Veritas solutions
Solution 1 Vote: [Useful] [Not useful]
Last Modified: 2012-08-22 02:36:22 PDT
Platform: Generic
Release: 6.0

This solution applies to AIX, Linux, and Solaris.


1. Check that the device is connected.


2. Check that the I/O and the device work well.


3. Retry the mount command.


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