No space left on device but there is disk space available in container as well as server

Hi team,

I have a lxc container named: lxc-ce9e2a76

It has 1.1 TB of storage allocated and out of that 708GB is consumed.

df -h output when run inside the container:

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop25     1.1T  708G  331G  69% /
none            492K  4.0K  488K   1% /dev
udev             63G     0   63G   0% /dev/fuse
tmpfs           100K     0  100K   0% /dev/lxd
/dev/nvme0n1p2  1.9T  1.4T  391G  79% /dev/nvidia2
tmpfs           100K     0  100K   0% /dev/.lxd-mounts
tmpfs            63G     0   63G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs            13G  220K   13G   1% /run
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs            63G     0   63G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           6.4G     0  6.4G   0% /run/user/1001

As you can see there is 300+ GB available.

But for some reason when I copy a small file (500MB size) from a directory to new dir inside container, I get the error:

No space left on device

This is happening when I create or download a simple 100MB file as well.

Not sure what’s the issue as the storage is there in the container as well on the server.

Please find below some additional information on the volume:

lxc storage info vol-ce9e2a76
  description: ""
  driver: btrfs
  name: vol-ce9e2a76
  space used: 707.75GiB
  total space: 1.01TiB
used by:
  - lxc-ce9e2a76
  - pro-ce9e2a76
lxc storage show vol-ce9e2a76
  size: 250GB
  source: /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/disks/vol-ce9e2a76.img
description: ""
name: vol-ce9e2a76
driver: btrfs
- /1.0/instances/lxc-ce9e2a76
- /1.0/profiles/pro-ce9e2a76
status: Created
- none

Looking forward to getting this resolved quickly. Thanks.

How are you copying that file? Is it done inside the container or through lxc file push?

Can you show lxc storage volume show for that volume?

I tried copying data from one directory to another within the container. Basically, it is not able to write any new files either during copy or download using wget or even using fallocate command because it thinks there is not enough storage available.

lxc storage volume show vol-ce9e2a76 data

Error: Storage pool volume not found

How did you create vol-ce9e2a76? Something doesn’t look quite right here. The location of the /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/disks/vol-ce9e2a76.img file suggests this is a BTRFS storage pool, and yet you appear to be passing the entire storage pool into an instance as a disk device. I’m not sure that is supported.

Please can you show me lxc config show lxc-ce9e2a76 --expanded please, in case I am misreading this.

Hi @tomp sorry for the delay.

I think it is being passed as a root volume to the container. Not sure if it is getting added as a disk device. We simply add the volume to container profile.

Please find below the output for:


lxc config show lxc-ce9e2a76 --expanded


architecture: x86_64
  image.architecture: x86_64
  image.description: LXC Image V3
  image.os: ubuntu
  image.release: focal
  limits.cpu: "16"
  limits.memory: 68GB
  security.nesting: "true"
  security.privileged: "true"
  volatile.base_image: b41b71eaefd5412996c58dae791fe356b0e5c1a42be5b7254fb2f96c630d9320
  volatile.eth0.host_name: vethb917460b
  volatile.eth0.hwaddr: 00:16:3e:69:e0:cd eth0
  volatile.idmap.base: "0"
  volatile.idmap.current: '[]' '[]'
  volatile.last_state.idmap: '[]'
  volatile.last_state.power: RUNNING
  volatile.net9fe8593a8a.host_name: veth0048b309
  volatile.net9fe8593a8a.hwaddr: 00:16:3e:6b:6f:85 eth2
  volatile.new9fe8593a8a.host_name: veth80545080
  volatile.new9fe8593a8a.hwaddr: 00:16:3e:6f:b5:cd eth1
  volatile.uuid: 9362f722-af1d-4cb7-8ea7-980f4be42cc9
    nictype: bridged
    parent: net9fe8593a8a
    type: nic
    pci: 0000:b3:00.0
    type: gpu
    pci: 0000:b4:00.0
    type: gpu
    network: net9fe8593a8a
    type: nic
    network: new9fe8593a8a
    type: nic
    path: /
    pool: vol-ce9e2a76
    type: disk
ephemeral: false
- pro-ce9e2a76
stateful: false
description: ""

OK thats fine makes sense now. The naming of the pool as “vol-…” confused me there, as its not a volume (in the LXD sense anyway).

Can you show me the output of sudo losetup on the host please?

Also how much disk space do you have on the partition that holds /var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/disks?

Hi @tomp sorry for the delayed replies. I have 2TB disk out of which 300GB is available on root partition i.e “/” path.