[Pharo-project] Failed to write image file (disk full?)

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Jan 14 05:25:01 EST 2009

> At seemingly random times I get the error message "Failed to write
> image file (disk full?)" when saving an image. My disk is certainly
> not full, there are over 200 GB free. It does not seem to be directly
> related to Pharo, it happens randomly with the latest Pharo images,
> with early Pharo images and even 3.9 images. The annoying thing is
> that the image on the disk ends up cropped to about 5 MB. Of course
> such a cropped image cannot be opened anymore. As a workaround I found
> that if I save the image while the VM is still open under a new name
> it works again.

This is really strange. I never got that kind of behavior but I used  

> I suspect that this is a problem of the Mac VM I am using? I was using
> 3.8.20beta1U for a while now, but now I am back at 3.8.19beta2U.
> However the exactly same problem happens on that version of the VM. I
> think I have to go further back and try 3.8.18beta4U.

> I know that Philippe encounters these random problems as well.
> Any ideas? Any other experience reports?
> Cheers,
> Lukas
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> Lukas Renggli
> http://www.lukas-renggli.ch
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