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OL6 : Inodes Are Full or 100% For But Space Usage Is Not Full (Doc ID 2342233.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


This document describes how to clear inodes of a file-system which is full even when disk space of a file-system is available. 

# df -h
Filesystem    1K-blocks       Used             Available     Use%     Mounted on
/dev/sda1   281296732   104356180   162628412      40%         /test       <<<<<<<<< still enough space available

# df -ali
Filesystem       Inodes          IUsed       IFree      IUse%      Mounted on
/dev/sda1     17874944    17874944       0          100%          /test             <<<<<<<<< but inodes is full



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