No space left on device on xfs filesystem with 1.6TB free

Patrick Schreurs patrick at
Wed Jan 21 14:08:52 CST 2009

Bryon Roche wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:33:10 +0000, Owen Dunn wrote:
>> I'm running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2, on a 32-bit i386 Linux
>> machine with kernel version  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:
> You probably need to mount with inode64 then, to allow xfs to make inodes 
> in the later space in the FS.

We've seen this on 64-bit 2.6.23.x and 2.6.27.x kernels with inode64 
mounted partitions. xfsprogs 2.8.11 (Debian Etch).

Unfortunately we've never been able to track this down.

Patrick Schreurs

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