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Re: "No space left on device" on the import command

From: david
Subject: Re: "No space left on device" on the import command
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 11:14:50 -0500 (CDT)

>   I assume you have checked the cvs server to insure that in fact
> there is adequate space on the device?
>   I do not know of any inherent size limits in CVS, someone else
> could well give you a better answer to that, but the message you
> are getting appears to be a system error, not a cvs error.
This looks like a standard Unix error message, so it is happening on
the CVS server, and CVS is complaining that there is no space left
on whatever device it is using at the time.

If you can log into the server machine, you can probably get a
listing of available disk space with "df -k".  There are two
devices to note in particular, the one where the CVS repository
lives and the one where "/tmp" lives.  If not, ask the person
who administers that to check those.

The last time I had that problem, it turned out that some broken
connections were filling up /tmp with outdated CVS files, and so
the admins set up a cron job to use "find" to remove files from
/tmp that were more than two days old.  I can supply more details
if you need them.

If the repository is full, which I would guess from the error messages
below, then you'll need to either get a bigger disk or clear out
more space on the one it's on.
> On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 05:03, Nicolas PEZRON wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have the following error from WinCVS :
> > cvs server: cannot       close
> > /cvs/CIDRE/Windows/Dev1/Lettre d'accompagnement 
> > faciale DOREMI.rep,v: No space left on device
> > cvs server: ERROR: cannot write file
> > /cvs/CIDRE/Windows/Dev1/Lettre d'accompagnement
> > faciale DOREMI.rep,v: No space left on device
> > cvs [server aborted]: ERROR: out of space - aborting
> > 
> > in fact, I think that there is a limit size in order
> > to import modules to CVS...

Generally, only in that the modules need space, both in
the repository and in /tmp.

> > should anybody know how to increase this size in order
> > that I can stock those files on CVS ?
> > (I have files whose size can be like 10 MB)
> >
I've stored much larger files in CVS repositories with no
special handling.  (Yes, they should have been refactored
to a larger number of much smaller files.)

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