Re: What will happen when disk(ext3) is full while i continue to operate files ?

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 04:44:00 EST


On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 11:27:28AM +0200, Duncan Sands wrote:
> > Ah, that's a known problem when you run out of inodes. Ext3
> > incorrectly treated it as a full fs error. That's been fixed in -ac,
> > ext3 CVS and the Red Hat kernels for a while, and it's in Marcelo's
> > post-2.4.19 tree.
> Do you know a good way to recover from this when it happens?
> The problem being that when you reboot it immediately happens
> again... I managed to recover from this but it required some time
> and tricks (see other email to list) - perhaps you know an easy way?

Mounting with "errors=continue" will make the kernel ignore the error
when it occurs.

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