I've got an NSS volume on OES2 SP1, fully patched (except obviously it's not at SP3 for SLES and SP2 for OES2)

There's some empty directories that I cannot delete.

I cannot remove them from the 32-bit Novell 4.91 SP5 client- am told file in use or access denied.
I cannot delete them via NRM (no errors in NRM, it just doesn't remove them).

I've even tried using rm to remove it from the terminal prompt as root, and it says: access is denied.

I've done an "ll" and root is the owner and group and has full rights.