[Bug 81987] no warning when low disk space or even when disk full

Kurt J. Bosch kjb-2004 at alpenjodel.de
Sun Jan 28 14:06:20 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kubuntu-desktop

Today on edgy with kde-desktop mozilla-thunderbird suddenly gave me only
strange error-messages about could not import picture, could not save
draft and finaly could not write temp-file when tried to send or at
least save a new mail.

After poking arround a bit, I found my root-partition was full.

This is was df reports nomaly:
/dev/hda7              7850964   3775512   3676644  51% /
/dev/hda8             43332672  38139146   3852020  91% /home

For some unknown reason mpd wrote huge error.log files until disk was

I really think there should be a warning to the normal desktop-user,
when such a thing happens to give him a chance to save his work.

Of course such a situation will be even more painfull when some one has
done some large piece of work in some app and than can't figure out what
to do to get it saved.

** Affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

no warning when low disk space or even when disk full

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