SUMMARY : Not enough space

From: Susan KJ Thielen (
Date: Tue Apr 27 1999 - 14:02:03 CDT

The emergency is over....

I added some swap on the fly. The thing that confused me was
that top reported that I still had about 60M of swap left. I added
54M of swap... and now top is reporting that I have 193M free!
This could be because the programmers were in a meeting
mind you.

Should I not be using tmpfs? What pro's and cons are there in
running with this stuff.

Anyway... Thankts for the speedy results.


Original Question

I've got a bit of an emergency here... I've got a problem with
an Ultra 1 running 2.6 and Netscape 3.5.1 with the relevant
patches.. ANd a couple livewire applications. I just started
to get messages like "Not enough space" and "Killed" when
trying to run simple processes like pwd or df -k from a
telnet session.

This machine is a production machine! Help! What can I do
now to figure out what's what... The number of processes
running is the same as usual... nothing wierd, about 145 or

Thanks in advance

Susan KJ Thielen                                         System
Centric Systems                                         ph: 519
1074 Dearness Drive                                           fx: 519
London ON N6E 1N9             email:

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