Mar 16, 2010

SVN Error : No space left on device

Recently I encountered a situation where Subversion keeps on complaining "No space left on device" and terminates the check out. But there was sufficient amount of free space left in the disk.

After searching the Google, I found the root cause for the error. The home partition has run out of iNodes. So the only solution was to remove some of the rarely used files and free up some iNodes.

The iNode usage of your disk can be checked using the following command. (in Linux)
$ df -i
This will print the iNode information of the entire disk in a tabular format.







3 comments:

PRADEEBAN said...

That's an interesting information aiya.

penkoad said...

Man,
You made my day. I was really puzzled by this "no space left on device" whereas I had space left. But no file could be created on my svn mounting point.

NOT A BANKER said...

this works for me too! after the admin shows me df -v is okay I suggested df -i
thx!

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