Re: VFS: No free inodes - contact Linus

Dave Wreski (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:47:17 -0500 (EST)

> The "no free inodes" message is quite possible, but not likely under
> normal circumstances. The first thing to check is the value you're using
> for max_inodes -- you may need to increase it beyond the default (3072
> for 2.0.32 I think.)
> How much memory do you have on the machine? 4000 inodes is good for a
> 32M machine, maybe 6000 for 64M.

I always understood inodes to be associated with the number of links to files
on a hard disk. Can you tell me what it means in this reference?