Weird device out-of-space error

From: safemode (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 07:00:38 EST

cvs server: cannot rewrite CVS/Entries.Backup: No space left on device

These are the sort of errors i'm getting from cvs but this is what df -m
tells me on the partition i'm downloading on
/dev/hda4 6865 4899 1610 76% /

I'm not sure how to test this on a diff program from cvs since it might
have to do something with how cvs goes about creating the files. Is anyone
aware of a cvs bug?
cvs version is Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.10.8 (client/server)
(packaged in debian woody)
By the way, this is Linux version 2.4.0-test9-vm-OOM (rik's vm-oom patch
from oct. 6). This has been up for 6 days 14 hours.
I dont seem to be getting any out of space errors by any other programs but
considering the uptime of this kernel version, i'm not so sure if it's
entirely a cvs problem since i've cvs'd bigger stuff than star-office and
never got this error.

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