[OpenAFS] No space left on device error -- despite partition being only 33% full

Thomas Kula kula@tproa.net
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 19:27:21 -0400

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 03:54:41PM -0700, Ken Elkabany wrote:
> Hi all,
> My afs clients have begun receiving a "No space left on device" error
> when attempting to write to or delete from a specific afs volume. The
> volume in question called "jobs" has both a RW and RO site on the same
> partition, vicepa.
> vos partinfo [server]
> Free space on partition /vicepa: 3292236 K blocks out of total 4898432
> fs listquota jobs
> Volume Name                   Quota      Used %Used   Partition
> jobs                        3000000    701444   23%         33%
> I have also verified via "df" that on our afs fileserver, the mount
> for /vicepa is only 33% full.
> The one peculiarity to our system is that our jobs volume has many
> folders. On the 1st/top level there are 50 folders, on the second
> level there are 1000 folders for each folder on the top level. For
> each of the 1000*50=50,000 second level directories, there is a single
> third level directory which contains a small collection of files.
> Could this directory structure be causing any problems? Any other
> ideas?

Run out of inodes in the /vicepa partition? I usually use 
`df -i' to find out if this is the case.

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