IOERROR Cannot create anymore mailboxes

David Carter dpc22 at
Wed Sep 15 15:37:19 EDT 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Boyle, Bernadette wrote:

> I have a terrible problem at the moment at the university with new 
> students not being able to receive mail because I cannot create any more 
> accounts.

What operating system/filesystem?

> I currently have 32,765 directories in this account and it seems like
> perhaps I have reached the quota. Is there anyway to stop this?

That number sounds suspiciously close to 32,768 (2**15), particularly if
you add 2 for '.' and '..'. Sounds like you've hit a hard limit on the 
number of files allowed in a directory. Afraid that the only likely 
solution will be a different filesystem or operating system.

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