var Filesystem Full Help

Sean Murphy smurphy at
Tue Apr 3 16:18:36 UTC 2007

I am getting these errors on my var filesystem but df -h shows there is 
plenty of space available.

I am running FreeBSD 5.4

muse2# df -h
Filesystem       Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/amrd0s1a    989M     56M    854M     6%    /
devfs            1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/amrd0s1e    989M     32M    878M     4%    /tmp
/dev/amrd0s1f    9.5G    4.2G    4.6G    48%    /usr
/dev/amrd0s1g    245G    9.4G    216G     4%    /usr/home
/dev/amrd0s1d    1.9G    526M    1.3G    29%    /var

muse2# tail /var/log/messages
Apr  3 09:00:44 muse2 kernel: pid 537 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber 
126291 on /var: filesystem full
Apr  3 09:09:55 muse2 kernel: pid 52000 (httpd), uid 80 inumber 170037 
on /var: filesystem full
Apr  3 09:12:59 muse2 kernel: pid 34758 (mimedefang), uid 26 inumber 
127701 on /var: filesystem full

I have restarted the mimdefang process but I get the same messages.

What can I do?

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