linux disk space issue

Dugan, Darin D [EIT] dddugan at
Wed Nov 3 19:44:57 CET 2010

Perhaps you ran out of inodes....

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From: Nordquist, Daniel [mailto:Daniel.Nordquist at] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 1:17 PM
To: xymon at
Subject: [xymon] linux disk space issue

I know this is not related to hobbit but I had a problem where my web pages stopped updating and histlogs stopped writing.

I checked my server disk space with df -h and it showed 3.6gb free on my root filesystem where hobbit lives.

I could not run a man page because it couldn't create a temp file.

I discovered after a little troubleshooting that I was actually out of space even though I supposedly had a few gig free.

I was able to clean up space and get my system running fine, but I'm baffled at why this happened.  I can't find anything on the web about it.

Anyone have any idea why this might have happened?


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