inn-2.3.1 causing filesystem problems

Charles Clancy mgrtcc at
Sat Apr 14 00:05:17 UTC 2001

- INN-2.3.1, fully tradspool
- Sparc/Ultra 2 (2x200 MHz, 256M RAM)
- Solaris 8, HW 10/00

[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> df -v | grep news
/newsdisk0 /dev/dsk/c0t1d0  6075693  2880197  3134740    48%
/newsdisk1 /dev/dsk/c0t4d0  8719461  3388702  5243565    40%
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> touch file
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> ls
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> /var/news/bin/ start
Starting innd.
Scheduled start of /var/news/bin/innwatch.
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> touch file2
touch: file2 cannot create
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> ps -ef | grep inn | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> touch file2
[news] [shiva]/var/news/tmp> ls
file   file2

When inn is running, the OS is convinced that /newsdisk0 (/var/news is
symlinked to /newsdiks0) is full and refuses to let me create files on it.
Have you ever seen this behavior before?  Is there any fix for the

We use tradspool mostly for historical reasons.  We ran inn-1.7 for a
long while.  When I upgraded inn-2.1, the CNFS buffers constantly became
corrupted, so I kept tradspool.  We've been running inn-2.3.1 for about 2
weeks without any problems, until now.  Perhaps we finally downloaded
enough articles from our newsfeed to cause a problem.

      Charles Clancy -- mgrtcc at
Senior UNIX Administrator, Rose-Hulman Computer Science

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