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Old 05-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Crístian Viana
 
Default can't create file but disk isn't full

hi everyone,
something weird is happening on my system. I can't create new files, it says "No space left on device", but the disk has several gigabytes of free space! the output of "df -h" is:


Filesystem * * * * * *Size *Used Avail Use% Mounted onrootfs * * * * * * * * 35G * 23G * 11G *69% //dev/root * * * * * * *35G * 23G * 11G *69% /rc-svcdir * * * * * * 1.0M *120K *904K *12% /lib64/rc/init.d

udev * * * * * * * * * 10M *240K *9.8M * 3% /devshm * * * * * * * * * 974M *1.1M *973M * 1% /dev/shm/dev/sda6 * * * * * * 157G *133G * 17G *89% /home/dev/sda1 * * * * * * *35G * 28G *7.6G *79% /mnt/windows


I'm running out of space on the home partition. it says it has 17 GB of free space, but right now there's only 330 MB available (I wrote a small program to create the largest file it can). this was happening before, when I had a few gigabytes free, but now the [fake] available space is growing and I'm losing space on my disk each day! where should I start looking for to solve this problem? the filesystem of the home partition is ext4.


I don't even know if this is related to Gentoo, but that's the OS I'm running :-) I'm running ~amd64, by the way.
regards.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Volker Armin Hemmann
 
Default can't create file but disk isn't full

On Samstag 08 Mai 2010, Crístian Viana wrote:
> hi everyone,
>
> something weird is happening on my system. I can't create new files, it
> says "No space left on device", but the disk has several gigabytes of free
> space! the output of "df -h" is:
>
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> rootfs 35G 23G 11G 69% /
> /dev/root 35G 23G 11G 69% /
> rc-svcdir 1.0M 120K 904K 12% /lib64/rc/init.d
> udev 10M 240K 9.8M 3% /dev
> shm 974M 1.1M 973M 1% /dev/shm
> /dev/sda6 157G 133G 17G 89% /home
> /dev/sda1 35G 28G 7.6G 79% /mnt/windows
>
> I'm running out of space on the home partition. it says it has 17 GB of
> free space, but right now there's only 330 MB available (I wrote a small
> program to create the largest file it can). this was happening before,
> when I had a few gigabytes free, but now the [fake] available space is
> growing and I'm losing space on my disk each day! where should I start
> looking for to solve this problem? the filesystem of the home partition is
> ext4.
>
> I don't even know if this is related to Gentoo, but that's the OS I'm
> running :-) I'm running ~amd64, by the way.
>
> regards.

run out of inodes?
 
Old 05-08-2010, 07:07 PM
Nikos Chantziaras
 
Default can't create file but disk isn't full

On 05/08/2010 09:21 PM, Crístian Viana wrote:

hi everyone,

something weird is happening on my system. I can't create new files, it
says "No space left on device", but the disk has several gigabytes of
free space!


The filesystem probably ran out of inodes. "df -i /home" will show
inode usage. This can happen when you have many small files; they eat
inodes but not storage space.
 

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