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Re: Space Allocation Problems



On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 13:38 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 16:43 +0000, GERALD HOOPER wrote:
> >>  
> >> Hi Red Hat Group
> >>  
> >> I recently installed Fedora V7 from LXFDVD95 dated August 2007 on a
> >> separate hard 20gb hard drive. I then received 250 plus critical
> >> updates to my system which failed to install because the /var
> >> directory ran out of space.
> > 
> > No it didn't. Directories don't have space limits. Partitions on the
> > other hand, do.
> 
> Not entirely true.  There is a file count limit in ext2/3 directories.
> Can't recall what it is offhand, but something like 32767 files (2^15
> -1).  I've hit it before.

You mean a limit on the number of directory entries (not files). If it
comes to that, there's also a maximum number of inodes per filesystem
(and even a maximum total size per filesystem), but I doubt that the OP
was talking about any of these.

poc


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