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Disk space and Disk inodes warnings

This morning after the latest nightly update I received some new warnings:
out of disk space time = 1h
estimated time the disk will run out of space, if the system continues to add data with the rate of the last hour
ALARM
/run
FAMILY

Running df -h shows for /run
tmpfs 1.5G 2.7M 1.5G 1% /run

out of disk inodes time = 1h 

estimated time the disk will run out of inodes, if the system continues to allocate inodes with the rate of the last hour
ALARM
/dev
FAMILY

udev            1908140     606  1907534    1% /dev

out of disk space time = 1h 

estimated time the disk will run out of space, if the system continues to add data with the rate of the last hour
ALARM
/run/lock
FAMILY

tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock

out of disk inodes time = 1h 

estimated time the disk will run out of inodes, if the system continues to allocate inodes with the rate of the last hour
ALARM
/run/lock
FAMILY

tmpfs           1915770       9  1915761    1% /run/lock

There are more but you get the idea. I did receive notification that they had recovered

out of disk space time (was critical for 50 seconds) 

estimated time the disk will run out of space, if the system continues to add data with the rate of the last hour
ALARM
/run
FAMILY

Could these be considered false notifications? I know I can disable these by setting the ‘To’ line to silent.

Also, in regards to ‘Tags’ under the Support - Netdata Agent Support when clicking on the + there are no tags shown to select from. I had to make this uncategorized in order to get any tags to show up.

Hey @chris.pollock,

Long time no see. Thanks for the feedback on the forum, I will take a look immediately!

Our engineers are investigating whether the new update made some changes to the alarms.

Cheers! :slight_smile:

It might be just a coincidence. The alarms are indicating the speed of growth of used space and inodes during the last 10 seconds. Probably, a lot of files were created at that moment and then deleted.

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@OdysLam, I haven’t had any issues lately other that Netdata not restarting sometimes after a nightly update or an update not running for some reason and I have to update manually. But since this is on just my own personal computer I just let that slide and worry about the more serious ones if/when they pop up.

@vlvkobal, thank you for the reply. You’re absolutely correct. Ubuntu was doing updates at 2020-11-30 08:05:05 and 2020-11-30 08:06:37. However the time stamps on the warning messages I got was 30 Nov 2020 08:02:47 a full 3 or so minutes before the updates started. I received a recovery message at 30 Nov 2020 08:18:37 which said out of disk space time (was critical for 50 seconds) the same for the inodes warning out of disk inodes time (was critical for 50 seconds).