My root filesystem claims I have no space left on device. I've done some searching and can't find anyone with the problem I'm having.

If you look at / you can see that the partition is 105G, used is 55G, yet avail is 0.

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           379M  5.7M  373M   2% /run
/dev/sdf2       105G   55G     0 100% /

df -hi gives this:

Filesystem     Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
udev             469K   492  468K    1% /dev
tmpfs            473K   699  473K    1% /run
/dev/sdf2           0     0     0     - /

I'm not sure what my problem is or how to fix it. Filesystem is btrfs


sudo lsof | grep -i deleted

php-fpm7. 3062                  root    3u      REG               0,22        0    2909438 /tmp/.ZendSem.sB49NQ (deleted)
php-fpm7. 3086              www-data    3u      REG               0,22        0    2909438 /tmp/.ZendSem.sB49NQ (deleted)
php-fpm7. 3087              www-data    3u      REG               0,22        0    2909438 /tmp/.ZendSem.sB49NQ (deleted)

Edit 2:

sudo btrfs fi df /

Data, single: total=102.14GiB, used=52.38GiB
System, single: total=4.00MiB, used=16.00KiB
Metadata, single: total=2.01GiB, used=1.50GiB
GlobalReserve, single: total=512.00MiB, used=0.00B
  • See also reply askubuntu.com/a/903178/475088 to my question, saying that Size - Used != Avail. – JonBrave Apr 10 '17 at 21:01
  • Are you saying I've lost 50G of space (about 47% of my total space) to reserved blocks? – Eric Wolf Apr 10 '17 at 21:05
  • Is it the same output if you run your first df -h command with and without sudo? – Byte Commander Apr 10 '17 at 21:09
  • Can confirm. They are the same. – Eric Wolf Apr 10 '17 at 21:10
  • btrfs is able to do snapshots, what means deleting files does not free disk space (as the space still is occupied by the snapshot). – ridgy Apr 10 '17 at 21:29

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