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Date:      Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:30:49 -0400
From:      David Mehler <>
To:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   issue with /tmp
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Running FreeBSD 11.1 and imapsync it failed while writing to /tmp. I
then tried to use vi to open a file, got the below error:

#vi 10-mail.conf

/tmp: create/symlink failed, no inodes free
ex/vi: Error: /var/tmp/vi.recover/: No space left on device
ex/vi: Modifications not recoverable if the session fails
ex/vi: Error: 10-mail.conf: No space left on device
ex/vi: Error: Unable to create temporary file: No space left on device

df (excerpt):
Filesystem    Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/da0p2     44G     30G     10G    75%    /
devfs         1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
fdescfs       1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev/fd
/dev/md0      496M    1.8M    454M     0%    /tmp

fstab (excerpt):
     # Device        Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    Pass#
/dev/da0p2 / ufs rw,acls,userquota 1 1
/dev/da0p3.eli  none    swap    sw      0       0
devfs /dev devfs rw 0 0
fdesc /dev/fd fdescfs rw 0 0

rc.conf (excerpt):

Any suggestions welcome.


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