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Plenty of Free Disk Space but Can't Create Files on UFS Filesystem Due to Fragmentation (Doc ID 1007624.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

The df (1M) command indicates that there is plenty of free space and inodes, but you still cannot create a file on a UNIX File System (UFS).

In general, programs that correctly report the status as received from the kernel will output a message similar to this one:

Cause

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