Summary: File system full error inspite of lots of free space

Date: Thu Apr 15 1999 - 12:21:58 CDT

My original post is below:

>We have an Ultra-2 box running Solaris 2.6.
>The following error is being logged repeatedly:
>Apr 15 09:10:16 wagner unix: NOTICE: alloc: /: file system full
>A df however shows lots of room left on / and /tmp.
>wagner# df -k / /tmp
>Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
>/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 1804067 1657385 140669 93% /
>swap 361376 8 361368 1% /tmp
>Rebooting and running fsck on / seems to temporarily fix the problem, but it returns after a few d
>Any clues will be much appreciated.

I received lots of suggestions but unfortunately none solved the problem.

Many suggested to check for inodes. There are plenty of inodes free.
wagner# df -e /
Filesystem ifree
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 432442

Some suggested to verify that "df -k" and "du -dsk" said the same story. They did.

Anyway I ended up moving /usr/netscape tree to /opt (a different partition) and linking it. This gave me a lot more free space for
the time being. Now I have

wagner# df -k /
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 1804067 485390 1312664 27% /
wagner# du -sdk /

Basically I discovered out of the ~1.3 gig free space reported by df ~140Megs is really not there. But I have plenty free space
for now. In the long haul I am going to create a new system disk and take care of this nuisance. Something is holding up this 140
megs that reboots and fsck are not freeing up. I was wrong earlier stating that fsck fixed it. It never did.


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