At 16:54 01/30/1999 -0500, Walden Leverich wrote:
>I thought the limit was not "a little less that 100%" so that there will
>always be enough space to allow the machine to IPL. Is this space counted
>already in the usage stats?

Used to be and AFAIK, it still is not a limit at all. There is a storage
usage threshold, but that is user configurable and can be whatever you want
it to be. If you run a program that writes to disk until it can't anymore,
it will run until the system dies. Since the system does use some disk
space for temporary storage, if you are lucky, when you IPL, enough storage
will be freed so that it can IPL. If you are not lucky, you will need to
scratch install. Consequently, when you see a "critical storage threshold
exceeded" message, it's a good idea to pay attention.
Pete Hall
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