Disk full message with non full disk ( production server )

Steve Moccio svm at lucent.com
Fri Nov 23 07:49:32 GMT 2001

I have seen this problem on Linux systems running Mandrake:

You are not out of physical space - but you could be out of inodes. This
particular problems are only prevalent on machines with a lot of use.

To test - as root:
cd /var/log/mail or cd /var/log/news

It should just sit there with no response. If you do a 'find .' it will show
thousands of .mail and .news log files.

To correct:

mv mail mail.old
mkdir mail
rm -r mail.old

do the same for the news directory.

I created a crontab script so that I don't have to worry about this problem

Steve Moccio
svm at lucent.com

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-technical-admin at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-technical-admin at lists.samba.org]On Behalf Of Andreas
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 4:32 AM
To: Jeremy Allison
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Disk full message with non full disk ( production server )

Hello Jeremy,

I am DESPERATE. We have 80 users of a public hospital that makes pressure to
to solve the problem s we have. I continued to search the reason we get the
DISK FULL ( Original: Die Festplatte ist voll ).

I found this strange things:

1. If I save the file to my hd and copy it with Explorer I get no message.

2. I I copy the Excel table, create a new table, Insert the copied data to
new table and save it, it works.

It worked well with the first version of 2.2.2 we installed, but I did
from cvs because of the other error you patched regarding dos applications
getting the right file lenght.

One IMPORTANT question:

Why do I see in the log filenames different from the filename I saved. This
names are all numeric ( hex ? ). Does Excel generate temporary files before
saving ?

I must thank the samba team for the three painless years we use samba and I
optimistic that you can solve the problems

Andreas Moroder

Zitiere Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>:

> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 08:36:49AM +0100, Andreas Moroder wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > last week I did update to the cvs version after Jeremy solved the
> oplock bug
> > while using dos apps.
> > Since them we have the following problem:
> >
> > We have users that open a excel file. When they want to save the file
> they get
> > the error "Disk Full" from Excel, but there is space on the disk.
> > It happens not to all the users.
> >
> > I have a level 10 log file I posted yesteday, but the list-manager did
> not
> > accept my posting because it was too big ( 155 KB ).
> I have changed code that might cause this to occurr. I'd like to
> see a level 10 log from a user getting this error (with the logs
> split up by client machine of course). The allocation code has
> been changed, but unless you're using 'strict allocate' in your
> smb.conf you shouldn't see this....
> Thanks,
> 	Jeremy.

Dr. Andreas Moroder
Sanitätsbetrieb Brixen - Azienda Sanitaria di Bressanone

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