steve at ibctech.ca
Thu Jun 19 12:04:38 UTC 2008
> Steve Bertrand writes:
>> I am not in any which way certain changing major revision numbers
>> will affect the file system in any which way. I am also not very
>> knowledgeable in regards to inodes, but I do know that they can
>> run out before disk space does.
> It is my understanding that is certainly possible. However, it
> is usually limited to a small set of well-known cases of that
> generate many small files; the canonical example is a news server
> (e.g. inn) though a mail server (or the database back-end thereto)
> might also qualify.
>> Off the top of my head, with no testing or researching behind me,
>> what happens if:
>> - stop mysqld
>> - note perms of filesystem
>> - cp -R /var/db /another/location/with/space
>> - rm -r /var/db/*
>> - fsck /dev/location-of-var
> Ahem - dismount partition before fsck, yes?
Well, of course as you please ;)
Thanks for pointing out my mis-step.
More information about the freebsd-questions