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Re: kern/54706: ln consuming inodes on wrong device....

The following reply was made to PR kern/54706; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: George Georgalis <>
Subject: Re: kern/54706: ln consuming inodes on wrong device....
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:54:15 -0800

 On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 1:30 AM Michael van Elst <> wrote:
 >  Hardlinks don't consume inodes. It's just directory entries pointing to
 >  the same inode.
 Oh, well that is good to know. I'll be able to use them up a lot
 quicker next time.
 >  >df -ih /dev/sd0f /dev/wd0a
 >  >Filesystem         Size       Used      Avail %Cap    iUsed   iAvail %iCap Mounted on
 >  >/dev/sd0f          8.7G       495M       7.8G   5%   149683   995915   13% /var
 >  >/dev/wd0a          2.0G       305M       1.6G  16%     7439   249071    2% /HDS5C30
 >  You seem to have lots of files on /var. Can you find out what they are?
 >  fontconfig can have lots of cache files, but usually only a few thousand,
 >  not 140000. My guess would be lots of files in /var/tmp generated by
 >  rrdtool.
 Yes, I have confirmed tons of fontconfig files, about 6 per rrdtool db table.
 Given 63 separate metric tables, and 388 new fontconfig cache files per graph
 rendering, invoked from cron every 8 minutes. That explains the inode
 I'll open a separate PR for rrd tool. This one can be closed. Thank you!
 George Georgalis, (415) 894-2710,

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