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bug #28453: "No space left on device" should indicate where it tried to write

Submitted by:  Christoph Berg <myon>
Submitted on:  Thu 31 Dec 2009 06:21:07 PM UTC  
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Thu 31 Dec 2009 06:21:07 PM UTC, original submission:

From http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=137075 and http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=239135:

When system runs out of disk space while applying big patch, it is
nearly impossible to continue, because patch only reports

      • out of disk space

but does not say which file was last it touched. If it said that, I
could kill all already-processed files from the patch.

When patching a kernel,
I had this message from patch :

patch: **** write error : No space left on device

It should print the file it tried to write (ie /tmp/patchXXXX),
to give clues about what's happening...

there is space on the partition with the software to patch,
but not in the /tmp.

the message is misguiding : the reader might believe there is
no space on the partition he is trying to patch

[I'm unsure about the first bit, as patch does say which file it did touch unless with --silent, but the second bit sounds worthwhile to tackle. -- Christoph Berg]

Christoph Berg <myon>


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