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Old 12-28-2003, 10:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Getting the error "E297 : Write error in swap file "

Hi All,

I am a running a java application on a linux machine where in i am redirecting its output to a file. I am running the application from /home. In the middle of the execution i am able to see the message "E297 : Write error in swap file" appearing at the bottom of the editor in which i opened my output. There is also also a occuring which says " No space left on device". Then i deleted some of the unnecessary files in the /home directory. Even then the same problem reappears. Can somebody please help me :-(


P.S : What is the command in Linux to find the total space allocated to a directory/device (for eg /home)
Old 12-28-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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This mostly happens when the disk is full
Vim could not write text into the swap-file
Old 12-29-2003, 06:42 AM   #3
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what does "free" tell you about the size of the swap partition?
Old 12-29-2003, 08:07 AM   #4
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got it


I actually deleted a lot of matter form the /home dir...even then the when i try shows that the availabilty % as 0. Then i restared the system..then the availability % became 35.......huh.......donno my appl is working and thanks for the responses......



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