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Date:   Sun, 26 Nov 2017 22:35:08 +0100
From:   Reindl Harald <>
To:     linux-ext4 <>
Cc:     Dave Chinner <>
Subject: Re: regression: 4.13 cannot follow symlinks on some ext3 fs

Am 26.11.2017 um 22:14 schrieb Dave Chinner:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 10:40:26AM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>> Are you
>> running some benchmarks that are logging into the root, and that's
>> triggering the ENOSPC condition?
> No, I'm not doing anything like that on these machines. It's
> straight forward "something filled the root fs unexpectedly" type of
> error which I don't notice immediately...

have you ever considered to just buy larger disks or introduce quota 
because "Unlike ext3, ext4 is not a filesystem that takes kindly to 
being abused by an environment that involves machines being crashed, 
oopsed and forcibly rebooted without warning tens of times a day" caused 
by a full root fs is anyhting but a reasonable workload and i doubt any 
filesystem is intended to run under such abused environment

it would be even enough to not run that workload as root because that's 
the reserved diskspace is for

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