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Old 06-24-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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filesystem full?

I tried to do a 'dd' on a disk.Even though the disk was not full, got the error 'No space left on device'
Is it a condition of filesystem full?
What is exactly meant by filesystem is full?
What actually happens?
Old 06-24-2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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Some small amount of resources is always reserved for root, so even if you think some disk space is available, there may be no disk space available to normal users. Some small amount needs to be reserved for root so that the administrator has some hope of doing system maintenance without too many problems.
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you can check out the complete details using command

1. #du -h
2. #df -h

just try it out this will actually tells u which directory/partition/file is taking how much space and how you can optimize it as per your needs.


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