inn 2.3.2 getting makehistory can't write

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Wed Jul 4 04:42:04 UTC 2001

On 4 Jul 2001, John Covici wrote:

> I am getting makehistory can't write messages using the 2.3.2 version
> of inn.  I looked at the source and it seemed to say that I was
> running out of space, but df reveals about 900 megabytes.

I got bitten by this.  Try `df -i` to check inode usage.

(News has such an unusual usage profile -- tons of small files -- that
mkfs (well, mke2fs) recognizes "-T news" as a signal to double the number
of inodes allocated for the partition.)

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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