Re: [htdig] fake out-of-disk-space errors

Geoff Hutchison (
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 19:38:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Nat Irons wrote:

> /: write failed, file system is full
> /usr/bin/sort: write error: No space left on device
> htmerge: Word sort failed

Often the problem is with the sorting of the wordlist file--this consumes
a large amount of diskspace because it does a mergesort using the disk
specified in the TMPDIR environment variable. "Phantm out of disk space
errors" can simply be that the disk is close to full and the sort pushes
it over the top.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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