No space left on device on xfs filesystem with 1.6TB free
osd1000 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 04:33:10 CST 2009
I'm running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2, on a 32-bit i386 Linux
machine with kernel version 126.96.36.199-0.33-smp. I appear to have version
2.9.4 of xfsprogs.
I have a 6TB xfs filesystem which has been grown twice from 2TB, and which
appears to have 1.6TB and plenty of inodes free. However, attempts to
create a new file fail with ENOSPC:
sf3:/EXPORT/space # touch splat
touch: cannot touch `splat': No space left on device
sf3:/EXPORT/space # df -h .
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
6.0T 4.5T 1.6T 75% /EXPORT/space
sf3:/EXPORT/space # df -ih .
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
4.0G 887K 4.0G 1% /EXPORT/space
Any idea what's going on and how to fix it? xfs_check stops straight away
with `out of memory' and xfs_repair stops in Phase 6, presumably when it
finds itself unable to make a new lost+found directory.
More information about the xfs