Disk full testing

(=?utf-8?q?=60=60-=5F-=C2=B4=C2=B4?=) -- Fernando ubuntu at bugabundo.net
Sat Nov 10 01:33:42 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 24 October 2007 16:38:28 Ian Jackson wrote:
> One of the things I did in gutsy that will now have to be taken over
> by someone else is my disk full testing.
> 
> The glibc patch I developed can be used to test the response of the
> whole system, or parts of it, to lack of disk space.
> 
> The documentation and the patch itself can be found in
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FullFilesystemSanityGutsy
> which is linked from the corresponding Launchpad specification
>  https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/full-filesystem-sanity-gutsy
> 
> In particular, the page contains detailed instructions which can be
> used, when combined with the patch, to apply the changes to a current
> glibc and carry out tests on an actual system.  See the section
> `Setup instructions',
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FullFilesystemSanityGutsy#head-052bbf127a2f15e69d2fc10932141caab85f2fd0
> 
> Results from my testing of gutsy (done a little while after feature
> freeze), and the followup actions I took, are also on that wiki page.
> 
> Ian.

Hi Ian.
I can tell you, that from my experience getting a partition full will most probably make the OS unresponsive.
Making Home full, will give the user(s) really few options (I had to use root on a TTY to remove extra files, and then reboot).

Also running Gutsy with less then 5% disk, can make my laptop really, really, really slowwwwwwwwwwwww.


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