[Mailman-Users] Odd error - no space left on device

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jan 31 19:02:02 CET 2008

Mark J Bradakis wrote:

>So all of a sudden my mailman ( version 2.1.9 ) quit working, returning
>mail posted to lists with the error
>   |/local/mailman/teamnet/mail/mailman post fot". Command output: Name
>    "main::debugfile" used only once: possible typo at /local/majordomo/demime
>    line 280. -p on unopened filehandle _PATH_LOG at /local/majordomo/demime
>    line 176. Traceback (most recent call last):   File
>    "/local/mailman/teamnet/scripts/post", line 69, in ?     main()   File
>    "/local/mailman/teamnet/scripts/post", line 64, in main     tolist=1,
>    _plaintext=1)   File "/local/mailman/teamnet/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py",
>    line 132, in enqueue     fp = open(tmpfile, 'w') IOError: [Errno 28] No
>    space left on device:
>    '/local/mailman/teamnet/qfiles/in/1201797128.5856061+c48d781397b95ac8800fb85d888303428baf86e1.pck.tmp'
>But there IS space on the disk.  Root and regular users can create new files just
>fine, but mailman can't.  Any clue as to where to look for the culprit, and why
>it would just start happening?

The mail wrapper is being denied by the OS when it attempts to create
the incoming queue entry. This is a question for your OS, but perhaps
the mailman user has a disk quota which is exceeded, or perhaps it is
only the partition which contains /local/mailman/teamnet/qfiles/in
which is full.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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