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Re: ext3 inode error 28

On Dec 19, 2001  16:34 -0500, Ray Turcotte wrote:
> Well I learn something every day....
>  # df -i
> Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on
> /dev/sda7             630240  629764     476  100% /
> /dev/sda5            17268736 3271955 13996781   19% /home
> /dev/sda6               6024      28    5996    1% /boot
> Ok what does this mean and what can I do about it?

It means your root fs is out of inodes, and (sadly) there is not (yet)
anything you can do about it easily on ext2/3.  Current choices are:

1) Find out where all of these inodes are being used and delete files you
   don't need, or move them into another filesystem like /home.
2) (in your case only) optionally move to devfs, and/or delete the
   thousands of inodes under /dev that you don't need (short-term fix)
3) Expand your filesystem with parted, and you will also get new inodes
   to go with the increased disk space
4) Create a new filesystem with a smaller block/inode ratio which will
   hold all of your small files, move them there and mount it in the
   right spot.
5) Implement the "dynamic inode table" that we have been kicking around
   on ext2-devel for a while.  This is the proper solution, but more work.

Cheers, Andreas

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Andreas Dilger
> On Dec 19, 2001  15:49 -0500, Ray Turcotte wrote:
> > fs is on a partitioned raid drive
> > # df -h
> > Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/sda7             4.7G  2.9G  1.6G  63% /
> > /dev/sda5             130G  115G  8.9G  93% /home
> > /dev/sda6              23M  6.0M   15M  28% /boot
> But what is actually relevant is "df -i" because that shows you the
> number of free inodes.
Andreas Dilger

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