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Re: [SLUG] Have free space, but 100% used?

On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Rob B wrote:

> Can anyone explain to me why this is happening?
> bunbun:/# df
> Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda1               186670     22858    154174   13%   /
> /dev/sda3               482249    469491         0     100%   /var
> /dev/sda4              3249508    229016   2855428   7%   /usr
> /dev/sdb1              8815404   2818376   5549220  34%  /export

Each partition reserves 5% of the space for the super user.

95% of /dev/sda3's 482249 blocks is 458137 blocks.

Accordingly, you've used more than the "free" space on the partition. df
does not take the 5% into account when determining available space.

> How can I get some space back? If you need further info, let me know

Delete or compress some files. Check specifically /var/log directory for
excessive log files, and /var/spool for bad spool files.

Alternately, stick in a bigger disk, make a larger partition on it, copy
/var across to it, then change your mount points.