SUMMARY: file system full

From: Szilágyiné Szabadkai Éva <>
Date: Wed Jun 07 2006 - 08:55:16 EDT
Dear All,
who replied, thanks to

    Tamer Embaby
    Dragos Stoichitescu
    Cesare Tensi
        Vladimir Terziev
        Dave Markham
        Pavic Aleksander

and to many who suggested to check inodes and to sync.

# df -F ufs -o i /sw/app/lsb shows:
Filesystem             iused   ifree  %iused  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d30       636252  642212    50%   /sw/app/lsb
# df -k /sw/app/lsb
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d30      10323610 6792110 3428264    67%    /sw/app/lsb

But I think it is not an inode problem.
>From lsof I saw a very large logfile beeing open by a process. I deleted
this logfile and since that time there are no "file system full" messages.
I don't quite understand why but at last I got rid of them.

Just now as i am writing this summary i got an interesting solution from
Tamer Embaby about a deleted logfile:

    "I think this could be because you deleted a log file (or something of
    the like) while a process has that file open (and still). If this is
    the real situation then try to shutdown that process (to release file
    handles) and then start it again.
    If it this is impossible to do, then you might do it the hard way and
    restart the machine :-(
    Reason, if you deleted a file while the system (kernel) has an open
    file handle for it, you will not see it in the filesystem (via ls for
    example) but yet the file would still exist until the process holding
    that file releases it."

I think this was the case and i started all  processes again.
Best regards,

    Original post



I am getting the following entry in  /var/adm/messages every 2 minutes
(Solaris 9):

    fhbsap01 ufs: [ID 845546 kern.notice] NOTICE: alloc: /sw/app/lsb: file
system full

but df -k shows that the file system is not full:

    Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail  capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/md/dsk/d30      10323610 7353108 2867266    72%    /sw/app/lsb

How can I find the process or whatever wants to write there and the space is
enough to it?
Any suggestions?
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