# ReiserFS warning: reiserfs_get_unused_objectid: no more object ids

I've a partition in ReiserFS which stores images from a camera (so it keeps adding/removing directories with pictures...). When doing a dmesg, I get the following "warnings":

[227297.192297] ReiserFS: md0: warning: reiserfs_get_unused_objectid: no more object ids [227297.604575] ReiserFS: md0: warning: reiserfs_get_unused_objectid: no more object ids

So, it seems some kind of counter has run out of "numbers"? Any thoughts if that counter could be reseted?

Thanks!!

reiserfsck

But my advice is backup your whole partition first (and better on the block layer).

• Have you encountered that problem too? Or that's the only tool you know to deal with ReiserFS problems? Thanks a lot :) – Nobita Apr 1 '11 at 7:14
• Nope, never met this. But it's the only approved tool, yeah. ;-) – poige Apr 1 '11 at 7:25

Try a df -i command. The file system on which your files reside may be out of inodes. This occurs if lots and lots and lots of itty-bitty files are created. They use up inodes but very little disk space.

Unfortunately, you can't add inodes to a file system. Instead, you have to clean out the small files.

Edit: Oy! Ignore my comment. As kasperd correctly points out, Inodes on Reiser filesystems are not persistent.

• That is certainly true of some file systems. But this question is about reiserfs. The entire point of reiserfs was to not have such restrictions. – kasperd Mar 4 '16 at 13:40
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