Just performed a from scratch installation of FreeBSD from a snapshot off
snapshots.jp.freebsd.org (dated January 2 or 3, 2003), and when building
stuff from ports have suddenly gotten the out of inodes message =(
The install was done onto a 1.6gb harddrive, and was a reinstall of an already
functional 4.7-stable machine, with the same partitioning settings, which is
what makes this so strange. I didn't change anything in the
partitioning/slice editors, so whatever settings I used were the default.
The results of df -ih are as follows:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 89M 44M 37M 54% 1535 9983 13% /
/dev/ad0s1e 79M 4.0K 72M 0% 2 10236 0% /tmp
/dev/ad0s1f 886M 620M 195M 76% 107214 6448 94% /usr
/dev/ad0s1g 93M 92K 86M 0% 44 12114 0% /usr/home
/dev/ad0s1h 99M 6.1M 85M 7% 463 12463 4% /usr/local
/dev/ad0s1d 99M 406K 90M 0% 120 12678 1% /var
procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% 41 955 4% /proc
/dev/ad1s1 490M 2.0K 451M 0% 1 62973 0% /usr/obj
As you can see I'm using up 94% of my /usr partition's inodes just standing
still, and only have around 6500 free, compared with almost 110000 used! The
/usr partition does house both a source and ports tree, and as you can see I
utilize a second hard-drive to build my world.
Unfortunately I don't have a copy of an inode comparison with the old install,
but I do know that I had never gotten that message merely building
portupgrade, or even when building two things at once. The space taken up by
files is about the same, however, when compared to the older setup.
Those things said, I guess my question is, for a low use gateway is 6500 free
inodes enough; am I causing myself grief over nothing? (By low use I mean it
does nothing but serves webpages and performs firewalling/NAT duties for the
household; no mail or news handling, or anything like that).
I'd considered for a moment doing a reinstall, but I'm not sure if it's the
small size of the partition/hard drive that is limiting their number, or if
perhaps they were created with an overly large size for a partition that
houses such a large number of small files. Additionally, now that the
installation is finished, the only partitions that should be experiencing any
growth should be /var and /usr/local, so the inode limit should only be
tested during a port's build, shouldn't it?
Anyhow, could someone more familiar with such matters weigh in?
Troubled in Texas
To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message