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

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 04:51:53 EST


On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 11:25:09AM +0200, Duncan Sands wrote:

> The problem is that it is quite tricky to recover from this.

Actually, mounting with "errors=continue" should let the filesystem
ignore the failure.

> What
> you need to do is delete files on the disk in order to have some
> free inodes. Then you can apply a kernel patch to fix the bug
> (Andrew Morton sent me this patch against 2.5.20:

The official patch in 2.4 is attached.


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