0 bytes on HD

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun Apr 8 15:36:28 UTC 2012

J wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 09:08, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> >> Would rebooting allow the 4.7GiB to be recognized as available or
> >> is a reboot just asking for trouble at this stage?
> > 
> > See above - probably it wouldn't help but it wouldn't make it worse
> > either.
> Actually, this could help quite a bit.  I've noticed that when
> running out of disk space, evne deleting large numbers of stuff will
> result in the same behaviour until a reboot.  What happes is that
> you may delete unnecessary files, and while the inodes are freed up,
> the tables may not be.  Rebooting will reset the data the system has
> regarding exactly what inodes are free and what are in use, thus
> that "free" space will become "available" again.

Thanks for the correction - I wasn't aware of that detail.


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