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Date:	Wed, 3 Dec 2008 21:04:41 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
To:	Jonathan Bastien-Filiatrault <>
Cc:	Theodore Tso <>, Andres Freund <>,
	Andreas Dilger <>,
	LKML <>,
Subject: Re: EXT4 ENOSPC Bug

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 07:37:20PM -0500, Jonathan Bastien-Filiatrault wrote:
> Theodore Tso wrote:
> > Hmm...  really?  Was the error message ENOSPC, or something else?
> >
> I can confirm I get a ENOSPC on open/creat. Here is the relevant output
> from strace touch test:
> open("test", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_NOCTTY|O_NONBLOCK, 0666) = -1 ENOSPC (No
> space left on device)

Can you make sure you have the below patch in the kernel.


commit c001077f4003fa75793bb62979baa6241dd8eb19
Author: Eric Sandeen <>
Date:   Tue Aug 19 22:19:50 2008 -0400

ext4: Fix bug where we return ENOSPC even though we have plenty of inodes

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