missing space on ext2fs scsi drive

Hollis R Blanchard hollis+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Sep 14 12:38:04 EST 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Timothy Wall wrote:
> I've run into an odd problem that I'm not quite sure how to diagnose.
> My root partition  (a 2Gb partition on an 8Gb drive) shows (with "df")
> around 55% usage (2203440 1k-blocks, a little over half used) and yet
> fails complaining that the disk is full.   I don't recall exactly how I
> partitioned the disk (probably pdisk).
> Is my ext2fs accounting screwed?  Why does the FS think there is no
> space when writing, but show space with "df" ?

Run 'df -i'. This shows you your inode usage. Full, isn't it? Time to backup,
reformat (with mke2fs), and reinstall.


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