ls output returns question marks instead of file permission information

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Seeing unusual output when looking at ls output
  • Why are question marks displayed when looking at filesystem data/objects?
test@test3:/mnt/crash$ ls -alh
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 123 2009-08-19 16:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  16 2009-08-14 17:15 ..
?????????? ? ?    ?      ?                ? 257ad35ee0b12a714530c30dccf9210f
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  57 2009-08-19 16:58 9c89a78e93ae6738e01136db9153361b
?????????? ? ?    ?      ?                ? e6eacc985fea729b2d5bc74078632738

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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