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Re: Streange behavior for tmpfs?

On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 12:47:16PM -0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
> While attempting to update one of my source trees, using
>       cvs -P -d -D 'a-few-minutes-ago'
> I started getting the following error message:
>       cannot create_adm_p /tmp/cvs-serv23337/usr.sbin/dumpfs
>       No space left on device

Isn't that a server message and not related to your local fs?

> (The file changes on subsequent attempts.)
> My /tmp is rather large, but when I use df on it (at intervals of a few 
> seconds), it seems that the _size_ of the filesystem is decreasing!  I 
> might expect that the Used would go up (and Avail go down) if files were 
> being created in the filesystem, but I certainly would not expect the 
> actual size of the filesystem to change!

That is strange. Btw, you should also look at the number of inodes.


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