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Re: lvm root partition was full, deleted data -but still reports it is full.HELP!!

On Wed March 12 2008 12:43:43 Michael Habashy wrote:
> thanks for the quick response
> how can i find out if this is my issue...when i setup the system ..i took
> defaults.
> Though, i removed the files..it still does not change the 100% number.

Please don't top post.

> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 3:29 PM, Mike Bird <mgb@yosemite.net> wrote:
> > On Wed March 12 2008 12:22:24 Michael Habashy wrote:
> > > I had my / lvm partition reported as being out of diskspace.
> > > I deleted a lot of the files...you can see below....
> > > I have about 30gig free..but it is still being reported as full..
> >
> > Ext2/Ext3 filesystems have a percentage of space reserved
> > for emergencies.  You can change the percentage with
> > "tune2fs -m number".  You can do this safely at any time,
> > even when the filesystem is mounted.

You probably have a 5% reserve.  When you're into the reserve,
df shows 100% instead of 101% or 102% etc.  Try temporarily
reducing the reserved percentage to 1 using tune2fs.

--Mike Bird

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