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Resolving File System Full Situations (Doc ID 1004840.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 29, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 18-Nov-2014***

Symptoms

The following errors could be seen when a filesystem is full:

On the system console:

vmunix  : file system full
WARNING: : file system full
NOTICE: alloc:  file system full no space left on device

For example:

WARNING: /: filesystem full

Cause

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