]>> I'm using Mandrake Linux 9.0 Kernel 2.4.19-16mdk
]>> I get messages from apps saying ther is no space left on device
]>> /dev/hda1, but I still have lots of inodes and blocks available. When
]No you don't. You really are out of space (blocks).
]>> I run df, even when it shows less used blocks than totals, It says
]>> there are 0 available blocks.
Yes. The operating system reserves some space on each disk for root (
and programs running as root) use. This means that when you as the user
have filled up the partition, root can still use the partition, and you
can have a hope of fixing things as root without reinstalling the whole
operating system. When drives fill up completely, ( which sometimes
happens with root writen log files) then the whole system usually comes
grinding to a halt or crashes. This is not nice if any user can do that,
so space is always reserved for root to use.
]And it's correct.
]>> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
]>> /dev/hda1 1718336 1654348 0 100% /
]See. It's full! Now man tune2fs and look at the -m parameter.
](yes, I see the difference of 63MB, and I can tell you that that is
]less than 5% so please read the manual page mentioned above ...)
]>> What canI do to recover the free space? Iv'e uninstalled software I
]You don't want to. It's not lost. Merely reserved.
]>> don't need, but I noticed the problem is not that.
]It is that. Man notice. Man problem /real.