[OpenAFS] On the wording "No space left on device"

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:27:34 -0800

Jeff Blaine <jblaine@kickflop.net> writes:

> We had a user complain this week about having no clue what
> "No space left on device" meant.
> Regardless of this particular user's inability to deduce
> that there was "NO SPACE LEFT", I like to take these
> opportunities to consider improvements.
> "Disk, partition, or volume has insufficient free space"
> Better yet, why does it have to be so vague?  Can't it
> determine the actual problem, at least for the 90% case
> of quota limit?
> "Quota for volume u.jblaine has been exceeded."

At least on Unix, this wording comes from the system libc and isn't under
AFS's control.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>