Why Audit sends the message 'name_count maxed, losing inode data:' to the kernel log?

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  • On RHEL 5, sometimes I notice messages similar as follows in dmesg output or kernel log:

    name_count maxed, losing inode data: dev=fd:04, inode=98305


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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