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Old 02-03-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
wolferd1
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Inodes used up


I get several messages a day which say

Inodes: /dev/sda2 (/mnt/windows_c) is 100% full -- 82k of 82k used, 9 remain

df -i results
Code:
Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sdb3            3204992  351574 2853418   11% /
/dev/sdb1              26104      49   26055    1% /boot
none                   64351       1   64350    1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb5            1281696    1131 1280565    1% /home
/dev/sda2              83728   83719       9  100% /mnt/windows_c
/dev/sdb2                  0       0       0    -  /mnt/shared
/dev/sdb7                 64      45      19   71% /mnt/windows_d
fyi sda2 is my xp sata drive. It is mounted to give me access to files on it. It is 80GB NTFS and has about 55GB free space.

sdb7 is 80GB NTFS partition with about 5 files on it.

sdb2, which shows no inodes is 40GB vfat with a handful of files.

Do I have a problem? Can it be fixed?

Thanks
Robert
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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Yes, you have one of a few problems.
If you run out of inodes, you can't make new files.
vfat doesn't actually have inodes in reality, so it shouldn't be an issue, I think.

I'd run fsck.vfat (dosfsck) against it, just to pick up any errors that may be there.
I think you probably have some kind of filesystem corruption.

Also look at.. ils

http://www.sleuthkit.org/sleuthkit/man/ils.html

It prints out inode info. Maybe it has some clues.
Also what kernel are you running (it may be a bug that was fixed in the newest release)?
 
Old 02-04-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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teval,

Thanks for your response.

"Yes, you have one of a few problems.
If you run out of inodes, you can't make new files."

These are ntfs partitions and I do not write to them from Linux. I just mount them so I can access the material stored on them.

Also, I am running the latest FC3 kernel.

I have discovered that I am not the only one accessing ntfs partitions who has seen this. But I'm still not sure what it means.

Thanks
Robert
 
  


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