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Old 12-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Linux Error: 28: No space left on device

I've got an error as the title described.Is anyone can give me a suggestion or resolution.
Many thanks would be appreciated.
Look at the following,pls.
[oracle@Linux10g ~]$ df -i
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 741888 129846 612042 18% /
none 151807 1 151806 1% /dev/shm
[oracle@Linux10g ~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 5.6G 5.3G 0 100% /
none 593M 0 593M 0% /dev/shm
[oracle@Linux10g ~]$
Old 12-11-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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Your root partition is full (at 100% utilized). You need to free up some space. Fastest way to get breathing room is to remove old log files in /var/log, then look around and see what's taking up so much space. You can easily see the size of individual directories with:

cd /
du -chs *
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what is the operating system u are using ?

moreover try the command : badblocks

ex : badblocks -vs /dev/sda1

for more info abt badblocks go thur the below url :

have u installed oracle ?

if so remove the oldest archivelog files also.

If archivelogs haven't been backed up, see if you can backup the files before you remove them.

Last edited by vamsi_k; 12-11-2008 at 12:27 AM.
Old 12-11-2008, 12:29 AM   #4
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It is unlikely that this happened overnight. by default linux reserves 5% of a partition to avoid the problem you are having. please post your /etc/fstab. did you change anything recently on your system - like adding a new hd.
if you mount a harddrive on a directory that wasnt empty - your root partition fills up. dont know what linux attempts to do there, but the rule is not to mount hd in directories that arent empty.
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Thank you,My warm hearted friends CDollmont,vamsi_k,rotezecke.I've resolved my problem.The reason is that my Oracle database auditing is turned on,so after i removed all the audit files from the audit directory,then it's OKay.
Thank you.


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