[CentOS] Re: "No space left on device" but there is space

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sat Mar 17 20:03:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 20:39 -0300, Leonardo Vilela Pinheiro wrote:
> After trying to solve this for some hours, I guess to have reached the
> maximum file numbers, or maybe there is some hidden space filling the
> partition. I've just cleaned manually the yum cache, and /var went ok.

Keep in mind that default FS creation reserves 5% (?) for root. On GB-
sized drives, very wasteful. I always reduces to 1% or so.

The other poster's comments (inodes exhausted, deleted files held
open,etc.) may also apply.

Quota's may be biting you too.

> Thanks
> Leonardo
> <snip sig stuff>

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