Filesystem full......

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Apr 21 15:59:46 UTC 2008

In response to Leslie Jensen <leslie at>:

> During "make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC" I get
> /: write failed, filesystem is full
> install: /boot/kernel/wlan_tkip.ko.symbols: No space left on device
> *** Error code 71
> output of df -H gives
> Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a    260M    259M    -20M   108%    /
> devfs          1.0k    1.0k      0B   100%    /dev
> /dev/ad0s1g    127G     30G     87G    25%    /home
> /dev/ad0s1e    260M     26M    213M    11%    /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f     26G    6.0G     18G    25%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d    260M    209M     30M    87%    /var
> /dev/ad4s1d    387G    119G    237G    33%    /backup
> linprocfs      4.1k    4.1k      0B   100%    /usr/compat/linux/proc
> It's a system I've had for a few years, and it has been upgreded a few 
> times before.
> My question is can I get around this or have I made my / slice to small?

Your / is too small for modern version of FreeBSD.

However, you probably can get around this.  My / partition on a 7.X
system is only 160M, so there's probably some stuff you can clean out
to make room.  Do you have a /boot/kernel.old file that would free up
some space if removed?

Bill Moran

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