C. Niemi reported receiving an unexpected `filesystem full' error for a
floppy disk even though
df reported there being about 900KB free
on the floppy.
The explanation he found was that, because of the
compression, it was possible to put many more files than usual on the
disk. As a consequence, there were no more inodes left, even if 900KB
data was still available. (Try `df --inodes'.)
In such a case, I suggest that you increase the amount of inodes when
you create the file system on the floppy. See the manual pages for
On a related note, section What if I decompress a file on a full device? for e2compr behaviour when the filesystem really is full.
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