[xymon] linux disk space issue

Nordquist, Daniel Daniel.Nordquist at orlandohealth.com
Fri Nov 5 12:38:57 CET 2010

Thanks for the help!

I was able to give myself some time by writing a script to enter all my server directories and kill all my msgs files since they were taking up 65% of my inodes.

I'll take your advice when I upgrade to xymon and rebuild with your suggested disk configuration.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Kauffman [mailto:tommyk66 at newsguy.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:55 PM
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: Re: [xymon] linux disk space issue

On Thursday 04 November 2010 08:08:47 am Nordquist, Daniel wrote:
> Ok, I'm running openSuse 11.1 and I'm not finding a way to increase my
> inodes without doing something drastic like rebuilding from scratch.  Lots
> of freebsd info on the web to increase maxfiles but nothing specific for
> openSuse.
> Can you help?
> Thanks!

To the best of my knowledge, the only Linux filesystem that handles this well
is reiserfs and that's been deprecated. The only way to set the inode ratio is
at file system create/format time. So in your case, this is indeed a "do-
over'. And you will not want to set the bytes per inode up significantly on
root (/), /usr, or /tmp  - which is why I suggested /opt or /usr/local as
filesystems to run xymon.


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