cj at nologic.org
Wed Oct 25 00:53:05 IST 2006
On Wednesday 25 October 2006 00:18, Brendan Halpin wrote:
> I've got myself into an awkward state with "apt-get upgrade" on my
> laptop. I think the problem has to do with apt-get reserving disc
> space and somehow not yielding it. df tells me I have 0 k free
> space in /, but the "used" amount is less than the partition size.
> Moreover, root can write despite the no-free-space, but users
Probably because space is reserved on the filesystem for the superuser. Not
sure how much, but 5% seems to ring a bell. I believe it is tunable - ah,
yes, from "man mke2fs"
Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for
the super-user. This avoids fragmentation, and allows root-
owned daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to function cor‐
rectly after non-privileged processes are prevented from writ‐
ing to the filesystem. The default percentage is 5%.
> As you can imagine this is wreaking havoc! Not least
> because a side effect is X coming up with no glyphs, and gdm
> crashing after a time-out.
> What's going on?
> Brendan Halpin, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland
> Tel: w +353-61-213147 f +353-61-202569 h +353-61-338562; Room F2-025 x 3147
> mailto:brendan.halpin at ul.ie http://www.ul.ie/sociology/brendan.halpin.html
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