[maemo-users] [maemo-users] A scary story with a happy ending

From: Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Date: Wed Jan 24 13:56:52 EET 2007
On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 11:19 +0200, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> There's no free space until files been both removed *and* garbage
> collected by JFFS2.  Some N770 users have also encountered the problem
> where the device enters reboot loop because the garbage collection
> on the device bootup triggers the device HW watchdog.
> If you encounter this again, I would recommend backing up any important
> information before reboot if you can, just in case.  (besides reporting
> it here...)

I opened a bugzilla from a similar experience (I did not fill the card,
but JFFS2 recovery after boot made it look like it was full so same


My last remark as wishlist:

Note that I didn't add anything, so it's probably the unclean mount that
the "full disk" state, I didn't remove anything and now it's back to 30MB free
and my Nokia looks stable again.

May be the situation could be handled more gracefully at boot in some future
version: window with progressbar mentionning "cleaning the file system", plus
warning to the user to free some space if after cleanup it's still near full.

If the Nokia N800 hits commercial success that will probably because there
are tons of applications to install, and this means this problem of filling up will just
become more common over time :).


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