jffs2: -ENOSPC when truncating file?!

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Sat Feb 23 19:36:07 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 00:57 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm trying to free space by truncating big file, and I get:
> root at fic-gta01:~# ls -al gps.nmea 
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root      2332070 Feb 19 22:13 gps.nmea
> root at fic-gta01:~# > gps.nmea 
> -sh: cannot create gps.nmea: No space left on device
> root at fic-gta01:~# rm gps.nmea
> root at fic-gta01:~# > gps.nmea
> root at fic-gta01:~# 

You need to write a log entry indicating the new length of the file.
There is no space for new log entries.

There is a special case for removal -- 'rm gps.nmea' would work. Perhaps
we should add a special case for truncation too, so that it can also use
the extra pool of free space.


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