[clug] Ext3 /var is full but not?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Apr 11 18:12:46 EST 2003

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Brett Worth wrote:

> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Michael Still wrote:
> > I have a /var whihc is 400mb. It only has just over 100mb on it, but when
> > you try to add data (e.g. echo "foo" > /var/foo) I get back a "no space on
> > device" message.
> I know this is a simplistic answer but...  is it inodes?  df -i

Ahhh, yes. I'm out of inodes. I should have thought of that.

> Just out of interest is this a RH8.0 system?  I've seen /var/log/mailman go
> mad on a fresh install.  Its got something to do with rotatelogs if I
> recall.

It's a Redhat 7.3 box. /var/log/mailman has 129,612 files in it. $DEITY
knows why, I don't even use mailman on this box. There's no mailman entry
in /etc/syslog.conf, and no mailman in /etc/init.d, nor in /etc/aliases or

I do have the mailman 2.0.9 RPM installed -- but I just fixed that too.

Thanks to all who replied,


Michael Still (mikal at stillhq.com) | Stage 1: Steal underpants
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