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Error "no space left on device" when Writing to Filesystem with Free Space Available (Doc ID 2622098.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Write operation fail with error "no space left on device" on a filesystem

The filesystem has space available:

# df -h
Filesystem                            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                              355G     0  355G   0% /dev
tmpfs                                 709G  468M  708G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                                 355G  1.5M  355G   1% /run
tmpfs                                 355G     0  355G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/vg_root                    24G   19G  4.3G  81% /    <<<<<< Filesystem has 19% free space
/dev/xvda1                            488M   80M  383M  18% /boot
tmpfs                                  71G     0   71G   0% /run/user/0

Filesystem has no available inodes:

# df -ih
Filesystem                           Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
devtmpfs                                89M   620   89M    1% /dev
tmpfs                                   89M    76   89M    1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                                   89M  1007   89M    1% /run
tmpfs                                   89M    15   89M    1% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/vg_root                    1.5M  1.5M     0  100% /    <<<<< Filesystem has no free inodes
/dev/xvda1                              32K   333   32K    2% /boot
tmpfs                                   89M     1   89M    1% /run/user/0

Changes

 

Cause

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