find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for /path/xxx/:

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  • The find command returned the following message:

    $ find /path/xxx/* \( \( -name "*_access.log.*" -or -name "_error.log.*" \) -type f 
    find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for /path/xxx/: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver.  
    Automatically turning on find's `-noleaf` option.  Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.
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  • Why is this message output?
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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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