On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 14:35 -0500, Thomas Ledbetter wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Nathan - I am really confused here..
> I have a 137G production xfs filesystem, of which 79% of the blocks are
> and 11% of the inodes are used. The filesystem used 4K blocks.
> We seem to be on the verge of some hidden capacity limit as we keep getting
> 'no space left on device' even though there is 21% (30G) of free space.
> What could this possibly be? Its a RedHat 9 system with the kernel upgraded
> version 2.4.25, so its not cutting edge 2.4.. but its not all that old
> We are using xfs extended attributes heavily.
> Removing files and directories allows new ones to be created again but we
> seem to get beyond the 79% mark. We are in a situation where we are
> deleting files to prevent reaching the hidden capacity limit.
> Up until this point, there have been no problems with this filesystem.
> Any ideas?
If files get deleted, and processes still have them opened, they will
not actually get removed until the process has closed the file (or the
Maybe this is the case with your system?
(you can check with fuser or lsof. I recommend lsof)