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"No space left on device" or "Filesystem full" error on UFS caused by insufficient inodes (Doc ID 1009129.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
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)

Symptoms

A UFS file system reports that is it full.  For example, an error similar to the following appears in /var/adm/messages:

Cause

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