FreeBSD 5.4 no inodes left

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Sep 20 08:10:31 PDT 2006

In response to albi <albi at>:

> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:54:39 +0100
> "Philip Radford" <phil at> wrote:
> > I am running FreeBSD 5.4 and have recently received the following
> > message on our box for the /var partiton. No inodes left.
> > 
> > I have checked the statistics and there was an apache httpd log which
> > was maxing out the usable space. I have since removed this file and
> > the available space has dropped to over 50%. However I still get the
> > 'no inodes left' message even though I have freed the space.
> > 
> > Does anyone know how I can get the inodes to be freed up on the /var
> > partition.
> if possible i would do the following, take down the machine, make
> a backup of /var, wipe out the data on /var, reformat, restore backup

What would be your rationale for such an approach?

Sounds like reinstalling Windows to get rid of 1 virus.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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