mysqld is showing a "table foo is full" error but there is plenty of available disk space

(Doc ID 1458445.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Getting this error from mysqld:

InnoDB: Error: Write to file /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1 failed at offset 511 2146435072.Operating system error number 0.
Error number 0 means 'Success'.
InnoDB: Some operating system error numbers are described at
InnoDB: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/operating-system-error-codes.html
[ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: The table 'longtests' is full

Yet there's plenty of disk space left.

Cause

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