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Re: feature request; df error message

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: feature request; df error message
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 01:37:26 +0000
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Peter D. wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a feature request for core-utils; touch, cp, etc.  
> I recently ran out of inodes.  The error message touch and related programs 
> was similar to, 
>     touch: cannot touch `test': No space left on device
> If the message were changed to, "No inodes left on device" it would convey 
> more information.  
> Currently, I'm using core-utils 6.12.  

Well that error message is not actually generated by coreutils.
We're just displaying the error message corresponding to
what the kernel has told us is wrong. See also:


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