I'm trying to chattr +a some files, but I get the following:
Inappropriate ioctl for device while reading flags on [file].
What does this mean and how to remedy this?
easy remedy: don't try to chattr +a the file, it won't work
it is working on 2.6.9-1.667.-arch i386
not working on 220.127.116.11-alp_nl-alp -arch ppc.
could u give a clear idea about it
what are the differences between the machines besides distros and architecture? you make it sound like they are identical... how many ram do you have? what kernel options and/or modules do you have? which fs do you use? which toolchain?
suppose "not working" is on another filesystem , which does not support chattr ?
Most likely you are trying to run 'chattr +a [file]' on an NFS mounted filesystem or some non ext2 FS, which doesn't support this.
I'm not sure how you remedy this other than make sure you are using a locally mounted disk that has ext2 FS on it.