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ran out of space while compiling the kernel....
- Subject: ran out of space while compiling the kernel....
- From: spam-trap at freeode.co.uk (John Murphy)
- Date: Tue Sep 7 16:37:45 2004
Guybrush Threepwood <domain_(_dot_)_admin_(_at_)_online_(_dot_)_ie> wrote:
>Greetings and salutations
To you too.
>I wanted to set up my FreeBSD 4.7 box as a gateway for my other computer.
>this required installing an ISDN card, which I did and then I tried to
>recompile my kernel to enable isdn4bsd support.
>everything went fine till the final part "make install" which produces this:
>install -m 555 -o root -g wheel -fschg kernel /kernel
>/: write failed, file system is full
>install: /kernel: No space left on device
>*** Error code 71
>Stop in /sys/compile/ISDN4BSD.
It may have only missed by a few Bytes.
>great. so I tried df, here's what it says:
>Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
>/dev/ad0s1a 128990 125886 -7214 106% /
>/dev/ad0s1f 257998 10 237350 0% /tmp
>/dev/ad0s1g 8779334 849508 7227480 11% /usr
>/dev/ad0s1e 257998 4586 232774 2% /var
>procfs 4 4 0 100%
>before compiling the kernel "/" capacity was at 75%. What happened when I
On my 5.2.1 system (and it was probably the same on 4.7) the default
is to build new kernel modules after backing up the old ones in the
/boot/kernel.old directory. So try:
du -hc /boot/kernel
To see how many blocks are used there. Add that to the size of the
compiled kernel (when you've retrieved some space) and it's probably
close to 25% of 129MByte. Close enough to believe the error message.
>how did it get filled up?
Only you would know, presuming you're the only user with 'root' access.
You have /var and /tmp on different partitions so no problem there.
>can I encrase the syze of the root mount point?
There should be no need to.
>what should I do?
Find which process or user is abusing the root file system
and make it stop, and then move or delete the errant files.
I'd guess you've been filling /root so try:
du -hc /root
>any advice will be greatly appriciated
You should only ask technical questions at questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
As a newbie, which is mostly who you'll find on a newbie list, I
could be dangerously wrong. Could've been a simple typo which
if commanded by the super user would have erased a crucial part
of the file system. Such an error would be spotted by other
subscribers, to the questions@ list, who quickly respond with
corrections. There are times when the newbie@ list is so quiet
that there may not be any "peer review".
Not good for quality technical questions and answers.
Be 'root' as rarely as possible.
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